The secondary title of this helpful website is “Ideas for Revitalizing Struggling Churches”. The site has many blogs and articles dealing with congregational renewal. An example is a post dealing with “skunk works”. The idea involves a congregation establishing a group of risk-taking planners who are charged with developing creative ideas. The twist is that there is no expectation that all of the ideas will work - just that they will be tried. This creates an atmosphere of exploration and excitement that releases creativity and even fun. It sets the congregation on possible paths of new programs and ministries. The site contains fifteen categories to help congregations get a handle on fresh ideas, evaluation, and hints for further investigation. Comments are also welcome. Among topics included are: discipleship, leadership, evangelism, restoration, ministry, missions and outreach. Users can explore each of these to find areas they may not have considered when beginning the conversation about revitalization.
Reviewed by Brian Witwer