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Some Of My Favorite Quotes From Replant Lab

August 30, 2016


The past few days I have had the privilege of attending an event in Atlanta for church replanters and revitalizers called "Replant Lab." So much gold in this conference for pastors and church leaders. Nuggets of wisdom and encouragement all over the place. Here are some of my favorite quotes...


Shepherds are called to care for the Bride of Christ, not become her accuser. – Nathan Rose


Replanter be assured that where revitalization is taking place, there will be many adversaries waiting for you. - Brian Croft


Replanting is a sanctifying work for both the Church and the Replanter. - Brad O’Brien


What about a dying church says "our God is Great and His Gospel is Powerful?" – Mark Clifton


All churches are messed up. – Josh King


The presence of many adversaries in your place of service is a sign that the Lord is at work. - Brian Croft


If you don't love your seniors, you need to quit being a pastor or repent. – Adam Wyatt


When the wolves come, that is the sign to stay - not leave. - Brian Croft


Preach and Pray, Love and Stay. - Brian Croft


A pastor must have the capacity to suffer. This refers to the ability to endure emotional and spiritual hardship for the sake of the health of a church while maintaining a biblical perspective of one’s suffering. – Nathan Rose


Love every part of the congregation, young and old, infants and senior saints. Diversity is beautiful and God ordained. – Adam Wyatt


The only place where the Bible talks about the death of a church is where Jesus warns them about disobedience. – Mark Clifton


It is not a matter of “if” you are going to suffer in church revitalization, it is a matter of “when” and “how.” – Nathan Rose


Pastor, love the people of the church more than what you want to do in the church. – Brian Croft


The chief Shepherd never abandons His sheep, how much more will He not abandon those who care for His sheep? – Brian Croft


You will certainly not turn goats into sheep by pandering to their goatishness. - William Still


Good shepherds smell like sheep. – Nathan Rose


Nehemiah rebuilt the wall around Jerusalem using 'old stones'. - Adam Wyatt


Replanting/Revitalizing is a calling for broken and courageous men who hold on to Jesus. – Brian Croft


If you want to entertain a crowd, go into show business. If you want to (build) a church, feed God's sheep. - Nathan Rose


My first 5 years was survival, next 5 years was flourishing and the next season will be about fixing stuff I broke. – Brian Croft


The goal of replanting can't simply be to make an older church younger. So don't miss out on the older saints. – Adam Wyatt


There is always another ministry/church, you only get one wife. – Brian Croft


Tactical patience is the ability to skillfully implement change at  pace that is appropriate to a specific congregation’s health and needs. – Nathan Rose


You cannot be a good replanter without being a good shepherd, and you cannot be a good shepherd if you are selective in who you consider sheep. – Adam Wyatt


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