Church Revitalization & Renewal

God can make any church come alive, but its people must turn to the Lord and experience revitalization God’s way. The five revitalization principles of church renewal that every church needs to experience are:

  • A fresh, biblically based vision from the Lord
  • A restored unity of the people
  • Mobilization of the membership to do the will of God
  • A renewed commitment to outreach and evangelism
  • Life-giving empowerment by the Holy Spirit

In order for this to become a reality in the life of the church, the SBTC Church Revitalization program partners with pastors to assist in moving the church through spiritual renewal and revitalization.

The entire Church Revitalization process is based on transferable principles from the Word of God for the people of God.


This dinner is provided as an introduction to church revitalization.  If you believe your church is in need of revitalization- or if you are uncertain, this is a time for you to come and learn what the SBTC is doing around the state with various revitalization models.  We hope to see you there!

Church Revitalization Dinner hosted during Annual Meeting
Keynote Speaker:  Jarrett Stephens
                            Teaching Pastor, Prestonwood BC, Plano
Date:   Monday, November 10, 2014
Time:   4:30-6:00pm
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Senior Pastors receive 2 FREE tickets; use promo code - PASTOR
Additonal tickets are $10/each



This is a time for a pastor and spouse to relax and be equpped and encouraged. Coordinated in connection with the Church Planters Retreat, revitalization pastors attend the same course offerings.  Registration for the retreat is open only  to Senior Pastors in the SBTC Revitalization tracks.

March 26-28,2015 -  Éilan Hotel & Spa, San Antonio
Speaker: Rodney Harrison, VP for Institutional Effectiveness at MBTS

Registration coming soon


This orientation is for pastors seeking to lead their church in a turnaround. Time will be spent on the SBTC methods for revitalizing a local church. At the end of the seminar, the pastor will be prepared to go back to his church and launch a spiritual renewal process for the purposes of revitalizing the church. 
These are free orientations with lunch included.

January 22, 2015
Mobberly Baptist Church
625 E. Loop 281
Longview, TX 75605-5004

10:00am - 3:00pm
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February 19, 2015
First Baptist Church New Braunfels
733 Cross Street
New Braunfels, TX 78130

10:00am - 3:00pm
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August 13, 2015
Fallbrook Church
12512 Walters Rd.
Houston TX 77014-2784
10:00am - 3:00pm
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This conference is open for pastors, associational leaders, and church leaders alike.  This will be a day of intense conversations centered around strategic topics relating toward revitalization of the local church.  If you are uncertain if  your church is in need of revitalization, believe you are in need of revitalization, or simply interested in hearing more, then you are invited to join the conversation.

February 12, 2015
Criswell College
4010 Gaston Avenue
Dallas TX 75246

9:00am - 4:00pm
Cost $20
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September 10, 2015
Northeast Houston Baptist Church
18000 W. Lake Houston Pkwy.
Humble TX 77346
9:00am - 4:00pm
Cost $20
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This is a time for the pastor and staff or key  leadership team to come together for strategic planning for the church. 
There will be large group time, as well as individual consultations provided by Revitalization leaders to assist in future planning for your church. We invite you to stay for the evening Leadeship Challenge Dinner!   This is a FREE event.

August 13-14, 2015             Register Here
Fallbrook Church, Houston
12512 Walters Rd.
Houston TX 77014-2784

Speakers:  Jim Baker of Sacred Structures
                 Barry Jeffries, Senior Pastor, Humble Area's FBC
                 Jeff Lynn, Senior Pastor, Yorktown BC
                 Dante Wright, Senior Pastor, Sweet Home Baptist Church


Hosted by the African American Fellowship
Saturday, October 10, 2015
8:30am- 4:30pm at the SBTC office located at 4500 State Highway 360, Grapevine 76051.
The cost of the conference is $20 and includes lunch.
Speakers:  Ken Weathersby, VP for Convention Advancement at the SBC Executive Committee
                 Terry Turner, Senior Pastor of Mesquite Friendship Baptist Church
                 Dante Wright, Senior Pastor of Sweet Home Baptist Church, Roundrock
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Pastor Development Online Study

Study at your own pace.  Lay a foundation for strategic planning for your church.  Develop a missions mindset or just fan the missions flame.

Personal Mentoring

Personal and professional development. This in not a therapist ...this is a mentor who will assist you in moving to the next level in leading your church and will help insure the utilization of "best practices".  Develop your "leadership point of view"

Personal Mentoring will help...

  • Identify and overcom gaps and challenges in individual leadership styles
  • Enhance required competencies or pastoral skills
  • Assist in transition
  • Cultivate effective 360 degree relationships
  • Develop presentation skills
  • Develop needed change-agent skills
  • Develop pastoral presence
  • Enhance strategic thinking
  • Develop conflict resolution skills
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