Revitalized Church: How to Leave a Legacy Church

by Paul Reginaldi. Self-Published, 2013.
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Reginaldi, who has served as a Southern Baptist senior pastor and church growth consultant, shares his experience leading the transformation of Lexington Avenue Baptist Church in High Point, North Carolina-and its two-dozen senior citizen members­-into Life on Lexington, a “Christ-led, community conscious and racially diverse” campus congregation of his home church, 10 miles away. The real-life story touches on concepts such as ministry assessment surveys, local missionaries, types and cost of congregation mergers, community outreach, worship, and funding, as well as church growth, planting and revitalization. Although emphasizing the importance of “simple church” with a steadfast focus on Christ, the last chapter offers “practical ways to show your compassion in the community,” such as mentoring, hosting a neighborhood talent show, developing a neighborhood watch program, hosting a job fair, and ministering to teen moms. Inspirational and practical, this book offers hope, insights, and tools for fostering flourishing congregations. Available only as an e-book.