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Regenesis: the act or process of renewal and rebirth.

We believe each church could use a time of spiritual renewal and rebirth. That is why the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention is launching a new strategy with the exclusive goal to help jumpstart this process in your church. We hope you and your church will consider joining us in a yearlong commitment in an SBTC Regenesis Cohort.

Apply Today!

The application is now open for the second round of Cohorts!

Follow the link below to place your application today. If you would like to look at readiness questions before you fill out the application, you can download a pdf of those questions in preparation.

apply for a regenesis cohort

August 2022

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.

  • Chris Nation

    Lead Ministry Assistant of Church Health & Leadership



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