Developing a Church Revitalization Plan for Immanuel Baptist Church in Petersburg, Indiana
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The purpose of this project was to develop a group revitalization program for Immanuel Baptist Church in Petersburg, Indiana. Chapter one explains existing conditions, need for revitalization, and reasons for choosing a group revitalization program. Chapter two states the biblical basis for group revitalization. Working in community is supported by Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 teaching that two are better than one, 1 Corinthians chapter 12 teaching that Christians are members of the body of Christ, and Ephesians 4:1-16 teaching that spiritual gifts are given for the purpose of building up the body of Christ. Chapter three presents the educational benefits and efficiencies of group revitalization followed by examples of current literature by the working community on church revitalization. Chapter three concludes with the sociological and psychological support for group revitalization. Chapter four describes the implementation of the project. Chapter five evaluates the project and makes conclusions on the successfulness of the project.