The Church Revitalization Podcast

The Church Revitalization Podcast

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Actionable Content for Successful Church Revitalization


16: Moving People from Sitting to Serving
Dec 2 • 23 min
In this week’s episode hosts Scott Ball and A.J. Mathieu give you 3 actionable, high-leverage tactics to help you recruit more volunteers in your church. Most churches struggle to get enough volunteers. In this episode, we walk you through the three…
15: Top Five Ways to Thank Your Team
Nov 25 • 17 min
In this week’s episode, hosts Scott Ball and A.J. Mathieu share five of the best ways you can show your team of volunteers and staff how much you appreciate them. Every thriving ministry relies upon a team of volunteers and leaders that share the ministry…
14: How to End Ministries Without Ending Yours
Nov 18 • 35 min
On this week’s episode, hosts Scott Ball and A.J. Mathieu take you step-by-step through a proven process for ending ineffective ministries without getting fired. Churches that don’t end ineffective ministries will never reach their full potential. By the…
13: How to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Ministries
Nov 11 • 31 min
On this week’s episode, hosts Scott Ball and A.J. Mathieu show you three filters you can apply to evaluate the effectiveness of your church’s ministries and programs. Churches rarely take a closer look to ensure their ministries are moving the church…
12: Shifting From Failing Ministry Programs to a Thriving Discipleship Pathway
Nov 4 • 32 min
In this week’s episode, hosts Scott Ball and A.J. Mathieu explore how to shift from being program-driven to pathway-driven. Attendance in churches down, and regular-attenders show up less often. In response, most churches develop new programs and re-brand…
11: Leveraging Your Facility for Growth
Oct 29 • 43 min
Have you ever wondered if your facility is turning guests away? On this week’s episode, hosts Scott Ball and A.J. Mathieu dive deep into what it takes to make a great first impression. These practical, actionable tips will get your facility guest-ready.…
10: Assessing Your Digital Presence
Oct 22 • 28 min
Welcome to Episode 10 of the Church Revitalization Podcast. This week hosts Scott Ball and A.J. Mathieu explore why your digital presence is central to reaching your community for Christ. A.J. and Scott walk you through how to assess 8 key elements on…
9: Developing a Rhythm of Outreach w/ Jason Daye
Oct 17 • 35 min
This week, host A.J. Mathieu interviews Jason Daye, the Vice President of Mobilization at Outreach, Inc—the company behind many of the resources you know like Outreach magazine, ChurchLeaders.com, SermonCentral.com, and more. In this week’s episode, A.J.…
8: Eliminating Unhealthy Values from Your Church
Oct 7 • 17 min
In this week’s episode, hosts Scott Ball & A.J. Mathieu talk about how to eliminate unhealthy values from your church that are holding you back. The biggest factor in the difference between successful and failed revitalization processes is not in making a…
7: Core Values: The Good, Bad, & Aspirational
Sep 30 • 33 min
In this week’s episode, hosts Scott Ball and A.J. Mathieu talk about the vital role of core values in the church. Most of the time, churches are unaware of the influence that their values have on their congregation. A.J. and Scott walk you through a…
6: Tips for Crafting a Mission Statement
Sep 24 • 21 min
In this week’s episode, hosts A.J. Mathieu and Scott Ball talk about the nuts and bolts of crafting a mission statement. It can be intimidating to stare at a blank page with your team, and say, “Ok, let’s write a mission statement!” Where do you start?…
5: The Role of Mission in Revitalization
Sep 16 • 16 min
In this week’s episode, hosts Scott Ball and A.J. Mathieu talk about the vital role that mission plays in a successful revitalization process. Most church are not new to the idea of mission or having a mission statement, but very few are living on…
4: Assessing Your Church’s Health
Sep 9 • 23 min
In this week’s episode, hosts Scott Ball and A.J. Mathieu talk about the importance of assessing your church’s health before beginning a revitalization process. In order to move forward in a healthy way, you have to understand where you are right now: the…
3: Empowering Your Revitalization Team
Sep 2 • 15 min
In this week’s episode, hosts Scott Ball and A.J. Mathieu walk you through the need to empower your revitalization team for success. Many congregations struggle with church revitalization because they don’t know how to manage the red tape of committees,…
2: Building Your Revitalization Team
Aug 23 • 21 min
In this week’s episode, hosts Scott Ball and A.J. Mathieu discuss three principles to apply when building your revitalization team. The Revitalization process only works when it’s a team effort, and you are building consensus along the way. A.J. and Scott…
1: Is Our Church Ready for Revitalization?
Aug 23 • 24 min
In this episode, hosts Scott Ball and A.J. Mathieu discuss three factors to consider when asking, “Is our church ready for revitalization?” Too often, we press the gas without counting the cost. Other times, we’re too timid to ever get things moving. A.J.…