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church cohorts

Regenesis Church Cohorts are the church revitalization process for the SBTC. Trainers lead cohorts of 8-10 churches from the same region through an 8-month evaluation and process of revitalization. The regenesis process helps churches discover where they are and where God is calling them in the future.

Apply for a cohort today!

Space is limited. If you would like to look at the readiness questions before filling out the application, you can download a pdf of those questions below.


Hear what pastors and leaders are saying about Regenesis.

restart pastors

Is God calling you to pastor a church needing revitalization or a restart?

The Restart Pastor pathway is for anyone experiencing a call to shepherd a struggling church needing a restart. In this pathway, pastors can assess their gifts, gain access to funding, partner with a coach pastor, and find churches that fit their calling. Let us help prepare you for the work of revitalization and get you onto the mission field.

apply to be a restart pastor

support church

Is God calling your church to support a church that is in revitalization?

We want to partner healthy churches with struggling or dying churches in missional relationships to build more healthy churches. Revitalization Support Churches will invest in their sister churches by providing resources, coaching, and guidance in revitalization. Is your church ready to help?

apply to be a support church

upcoming events

Regenesis Cohort

Information Call

June 1 | June 29 | ZOOM

Annual Meeting

Regenesis Dinner

November 15 | Euless

Church Health & Leadership

Regional Gatherings

Throughout the Year

our staff

  • Jeff Lynn

    Senior Strategist for Church Health & Leadership

    Jeff Lynn serves as the Senior Strategist for Church Health and Leadership, resourcing and networking church leaders across the state. He has been in ministry for over 32 years, serving in itinerant Christian music ministry, as a Worship Pastor, and as a Senior Pastor for 25 years. He recently served as pastor of Yorktown Baptist Church in Corpus Christi, TX for twelve years. Jeff has been married to Renee since August 1988, and they have three sons, two daughters-in-law, and one grandson. Jeff’s replenishment therapy is golf.

  • Anthony Svajda

    Pastoral Ministries Associate

    Anthony Svajda oversees the SBTC’s Regenesis church revitalization strategy. The goal of Regenesis is to help church’s in jumpstarting the revitalization process.

    Svajda has served as lead pastor at Harvey Baptist Church in Stephenville since 2015 and has also served as an associate pastor, collegiate pastor, and student pastor in locations including Jewett, Colleyville, Keller, and Watauga. He received his Ph.D. in evangelism and church vitalization from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2018 and his Master of Divinity in evangelism from SWBTS in 2013.

    Svajda and his wife, Kristen, have two children.

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