AMS Partners & Revi Teams

Helpful Articles for Associational Leaders & Teams

11 Keys to Open Doors and Engage At-Risk Congregations

*UPDATED after two years of engaging churches! As an AMS/DOM or member of an Associational Revitalization Team, you probably have a list of churches in your association that need to consider their options for the future. You’ve watched their numbers decline year after year when they turned in their ACP and now, they aren’t reporting…

Training an Associational Revitalization Team

Every now and then I find myself walking down the aisles of a hardware store looking at all the tools and gadgets that I have no idea what they are or how they would even be used. I’m sure a trained repairman or contractor would know exactly what to do with them, but that is…

Staffing an Associational Revitalization Team

In his book Good to Great, Jim Collins states that one of the critical pieces of leadership is getting the right people on the right seats of the bus. If you are thinking of building an Associational  Revitalization Team to serve your churches, you have determined that you need a bus; but who will be…

6 Benefits of an Associational Revitalization Team

From the people in the pew to the professor in the seminary, an enormous amount of energy is being focused on the burning question of the day: What do we do to help declining churches? In fact, there is hardly a place in the Christian life where the topic of church decline and demise is…