#5: Revitalized and replanted churches bring hope to other dying churches and the Body of Christ as a whole.
I hope we would all agree that when we look at the New Testament, as Christians, as the body of Christ, we are to encourage one another. We are to spur one another on, to build one another up. Well, this is true not only as individuals, but as churches. What I can tell you is that there is nothing more encouraging to a declining congregation, a dying congregation, than to see other dying congregations be replanted and transformed, coming back to life.
What a joy it is to visit with many dying churches and to share stories of the new life the Lord has brought to other congregations just like them through replanting. To hear the stories and see the pictures and meet the people of those churches helps them to see there is hope! That God might not be finished with our church! In the same way that God helped to bring another struggling congregation back to life, He can do the same thing with us if we are humble and willing to trust Him in faith.