You’re invited! The RevitalizeNC Coaches training will provide your team with key resources needed to guide your church’s revitalization processes over the next year.

Each association is encouraged to bring a group of pastors or leaders to this event. The content shared will include assessments, consultation on current needs and a vision framing process for long-term church goals. Each team in attendance can expect to leave equipped to lead out in their revitalization effort. We look forward to seeing you there.


8:30 am Check-in and Muffins/Coffee 
9:00 am Welcome/Devotion – Sandy Marks
9:10 am Training Goal and Revitalization Process Overview – Terry Long

9:20 am Church Placement Assessment – Terry Long
9:35 am Consultation Case Study – Table Discussion

10:05 am Revitalization Strategy – Jeff Blackburn 
10:20 am Preferred Future (Vision Frame Overview) – Jonathan Blaylock
Short Break
11:00 am Current Reality (Assessments/Tool Kit Overview) – Terry Long

11:20 pm Inside The Frame Part 1 (Vision) – Jonathan Blaylock
12:00 pm Lunch
12:45 pm Inside The Frame Part 2 (Early Wins) – Jonathan Blaylock
1:45 pm Assessments – Michael Cummings and Rit Varriale
2:45 pm – 2 Breakout Tracks

Breakout Track 1 – Outside The Frame
(Deeper look at the different parts of the vision frame.)

  • Mission Mandate – Rick Hughes
  • Values – Jonathan Blaylock
  • Strategy/Measurements – Jeff Blackburn

Breakout Track 2 – Q & A  / Continued Training on Tool Kit
(Additional training  and an open Q&A for those who have already been trained in the Revitalize NC Tool Kit from previous Coaches Training Sessions.)

  • Additional Training – Terry Long
  • Open Q&A – Terry Long 

3:45 pm Leading Cohorts (Large Group): Tips and Administration
Steve Harris/Sandy Marks

4:45 pm Coaching Cohorts
Training Zooms
Coaching Sign-up by Region

  • Jeff – East
  • Rick – North 
  • Jonathan/Michael – South
  • Terry/Rit  – West

5 pm Close


“The Revitalize NC team for NC Baptists has developed a significant resource in the Church Revitalization Toolkit. As the team has unpacked and trained pastors and leaders in our association with these vision frame tools in cohorts, they have encouraged and equipped those pastors and congregations to face the future with hope, partnering together in Great Commission obedience and disciple-making. I highly recommend the Revitalize NC process.” – Bob Lowman, Jr., D.Min. Executive Director, Metrolina Baptist Association, The Great Commission Center, Charlotte, NC, (Oct. 2022)

“Revitalize NC has been a breath of fresh air for us here at West Edgecombe Baptist Church. We were in a unique place with growth in numbers and the spirit, but realized we did not have a clear vision for the church. Through our partnership with Revitalize NC and multiple coaching sessions, our congregation began to craft this new vision. The Revitalize NC team helped us gain tremendous momentum as our people became engaged in the future of our church. With their leadership, we are now in our final stages of developing our vision. We can’t wait to see what’s next! I would recommend this work to any church who might need to refresh their vision and become a more unique church through writing a new vision for your church.” – Matthew Mayo, Senior Pastor, West Edgecombe Baptist Church, Rocky Mount, NC (Oct. 2022)

“As a pastor of a church that has been trying to recover from the effects of COVID, the Revitalize NC Team and the tools they bring to the table with them have been a tremendous help in motivating Shoal Creek BC to regain focus on reaching God’s kingdom. Revitalize NC comes with idea starters, outlines, power-points, and his great enthusiasm to lead churches in how to set the Revitalization process in motion. The brain-storming session brought us to see how many had the same concerns for meeting the needs in our community, and it also revealed the fact that as a whole, we have many of the same ideas for how we can reach into our community and the world for God’s kingdom. This has created more than a spark of excitement in our church for how we can capture a vision for the immediate and long term future of Shoal Creek BC. If you are trying to lead a church to plan for the future, I highly recommend enlisting the Revitalize NC Team of the BSCNC to help you find your way.” – Merritt Taylor, Senior Pastor, Shoal Creek Baptist Church, Burnsville, NC (Oct. 2022)