Revitalization Bibliography

Here you can find an excellent source of links, recommendations for further reading, and other resources all about Church Revitalization.

This is not an exhaustive list, but we hope that all the items you find below will prove valuable for research and encouragement.  This list will be updated from time to time.

Suggested Resources:

Agee, Bill The Predictability Factor (Xlibris, 2015)

Bickford, Bob and Mark Hallock Am I a Replanter: 30 Days of Discerning God’s Call (Acoma Press, 2017)

Bickford, Bob and Mark Hallock Pathways to Partnership: How Your Church Can Join the Replanting Movement (Acoma Press, 2018)

Blackaby, Henry and Mel Blackaby Your Church Experiencing God Together (Blackaby Ministries International, 2003)

Blackaby, Henry and Richard Flickering Lamps: Christ and His Church (Blackaby Ministries International, 2015)

Church Renewal Journey, Marty O’Bryant, State Coordinator 

Video: Church Renewal Journey Overview (

Clifton, Mark Reclaiming Glory: Revitalizing Dying Churches (B&H, 2016)

Clifton, Mark and Kenneth Priest Rubicons of Revitalization: Overcoming 8 Common Barriers to Church Renewal (Acoma Press, 2018)

Croft, Brian Biblical Church Revitalization: Solutions for Dying & Divided Churches (Christian Focus, 2016)

Davis, Andrew Revitalize: Biblical Keys to Helping Your Church Come Alive Again (Baker Books, 2017)

Elliff, Bill Whitewater: Navigating the Rapids of Church Conflict (Grace & Truth, 2010)

Hallock, Mark Great Commission Revitalization: God’s Strategy for Reaching Your Community, Making Disciples, and Infusing Your Congregation with New Life (Acoma Press, 2018)

Hallock, Mark Replant Roadmap: How Your Congregation Can Help Revitalize Dying Churches (Acoma Press, 2017)

Henard, Bill ReClaimed Church: How Churches Grow, Decline, and Experience Revitalization (B&H, 2018)

Im, Daniel No Silver Bullets: Five Small Shifts that will Transform Your Ministry (B&H, 2017)

Kentucky Baptist Convention Church Consulting and Revitalization Team Revitalization Pastor Survey (

Peters, Rob ReFocus: Church Revitalization: Six Step Process for Church Revitalization (

Poirier, Alfred The Peacemaking Pastor: A Biblical Guide to Resolving Church Conflict (Baker, 2006)

Rainer, Thom Autopsy of a Deceased Church: 12 Ways to Keep Yours Alive (B&H, 2014)

Rainer, Thom Revitalize and Replant weekly podcast:

Rice, Steve and KBC Church Consulting and Revitalization Team For the Kingdom’s Sake: Discovering God’s Preferred Future for Your Church (Kentucky Baptist Convention, 2017)

From the Southern Baptists of Texas:

SBTC Church Revitalization by Subsplash Inc

From the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board: 
Church Revitalization Manual: 1,000 Day Journey to a New Day (


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