What is a Restart?
A restart happens when a healthy, growing church or church planter takes leadership responsibility for a distressed or declining historic church in order to restore the people and Gospel mission of that local church. If done well, a restart can be a powerful tool to redeem kingdom space, kingdom people and kingdom resources in a way that reflects the redemptive heart of the Gospel. In the U.S. and Europe there are thousands of churches with struggling, often older congregations who are in need of vision, energy and leadership. New Life Chicago has been privileged to restart 9 congregations over our history and we have found it to be a key part of the mission and movement in the urban context.
Learn more about Restart.
Watch this video intro from Pastor Mark Jobe and complete the form to download your free copy of God Was Already Here: Restarting Sacred Spaces. You will receive immediate access to your book as well as a fresh copy emailed directly to you.
Watch the Restart podcast series!
Go behind the scenes of the process from start to finish with our team of pastors, community leaders, and support staff. The Restart Podcast is a five part series that covers both the spiritual and practical aspects of leading a restart. Stories, interviews, and answers to some of the most common questions are covered by our team who has helped restart dozens of churches over the last 20 years.