Isaiah 43:18-19 

“Remember not the former things,
    nor consider the things of old. 

Behold, I am doing a new thing;
    now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
I will make a way in the wilderness
    and rivers in the desert. 

Welcome to Congregational Development and  Revitalization. We are so glad that you are here. You have found a great place for resources to inspire, encourage, and equip your congregation, whether you are clergy or lay, looking to start new places, new spaces, for new people; strengthen or redevelop your existing congregation;  or even dream new dreams with God. 

Congregational Development & Revitalization's ministry fulfills the mission of the conference: increasing spiritual leaders that make disciples of Jesus Christ by working with new and established churches to cultivate ways to create new ministries that reach new groups of people.   

Joining God in reaching more people for Jesus is the fire that fuels our passionate work. We desire to discover, develop, and deploy spiritual leaders focused on joining God in new things in ministry.   

There are various opportunities to join God in reaching new people in each community. Some of those can be explored by: 

  • Developing and praying Breakthrough Prayer and  
  • Starting Fresh Expressions of ministry and 
  • Launching new spaces and places for new people  and  
  • Redeveloping existing congregations to increase health and strength and   
  • Start new congregations 

Don't hesitate to contact us to learn more about the Congregational Development ministries and resources. It is a blessing to partner with Holston Conference congregations to create new expressions of church for new people. 

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