Recent studies show that 9 out of every 10 churches need some form of revitalization. In the latest episode of the N.C. Baptist podcast, hear from a panel of guest speakers about how they’ve seen revitalization bring life back into churches.


In this episode, hear from a panel of ministry leaders featured at the recent Reconstruct Conference as they discuss the variety of methods for church revitalization, including church fostering, merging and replanting. Hear powerful testimonies of how God is using revitalization efforts to grow and strengthen His church.

List of panel speakers include:

  • Ben McRoy, mobilization pastor; Faith Baptist Church, Youngsville
  • Dave Kiehn, lead pastor; Park Baptist Church, Concord
  • Joey Baynes, lead pastor; Restoration Church at the Rock, Greensboro
  • Randy Titus, executive pastor of worship services; Mercy Hill Church, Greensboro
  • Jonathan Yarboro, executive pastor of sending; Mercy Hill Church, Greensboro
  • Aaron Wallace, lead pastor; Hephzibah Baptist Church, Wendell
  • John Wilson, associate pastor; Hephzibah Baptist Church, Wendell
  • Mark Gray, N.C. Baptist contractor for the Church Revitalization Team

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Podcast Highlights:

  • “​​It’s a joy to see the glory of the Lord Jesus expand in other places. You know, when you have someone that you love, that you trained and you discipled come to you and say, ‘I’m going with this plant,’ a little part of your heart kind of dies in that moment. And then you stop and you rejoice because they’re doing what you trained them to do. Because they want to be a disciple who makes disciples, who makes disciples.” (7:04)
  • “It’s a gut check when you give your best musicians. It’s a gut check when you give some of your best staff. We have staff spread out between all of these churches now, and I can tell you — God has never ceased to provide everything and more that Hephzibah has needed.”
  • To learn more about church revitalization and the steps you can take to bring your church back to health, visit ncbaptist.org/revitalize.
  • Complete this brief Church Assessment Survey to assess the health of your church. We’ll be in touch with next steps.
  • The RevitalizeNC Start Here training will provide your team with key resources needed to guide your association or church’s revitalization processes over the next year. Learn more and register at ncbaptist.org/starthere.