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Welcome to the Corps Revitalization page! Revitalization means many different things to many different congregations. For some corps it means exploring a new area of ministry, for others it means reexamining all of congregational life in order to intentionally step into a preferable future. In general it should result in spiritual renewal and a new engagement in mission to the surrounding community and the world.

Fortunately there are many different resources available and James Watson is available for conversation about your situation and helpful options.­

Learning Opportunities
A number of online learning opportunities are available through the Learning Cohorts.  Visit the Learning Opporunities page to see the full list.


Congregational Life Cycle

A short guide to doing a congregational lifecycle assessment has been developed that is available as a pdf. This guide provides an overview as well as a list of more detailed resources.  Download: Congregational Life Cycle Assessment (pdf)
James Watson, Consultant for Church Planting and Congregational Revitalization, is available for more information about the congregational lifecycle or to receive support for facilitation of an assessment to start a congregational conversation.
This graphic demonstrations the different stages in a corps life cycle. 

Congregational Life Cycle

Also available in French:
Cycle de vie de la congregation
Revitalization Pathway REGISTER The path to congregational health and mission effectiveness is unique to each corps but there are phases which can be identified. Imagining the steps to take can reduce strain on the leaders and congregants and allow identification of milestones on the journey. 7 Sessions February 22, 2023  March 08, 2023 May

Virtual Ministry 2020

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Ministry Resources
Here is what we discovered looking at 2020 SAMIS statistics.70% Recent statistics show that 70% of corps in the Canada and Bermuda Territory conducted virtual Sunday Worship in 2020."And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s