Pastor Mike Rubino, Lead Pastor at Cornerstone Bible Church, saw the congregation grow from 40 people to 400 people. The fruit of revitalization was plain to see, soon after the church started down that road. Pastor Mike now works with many other congregations — offering a bird’s eye view of local congregations and a simple roadmap to a thriving body of Christians.
Pastor Mike Rubino shares that journey and practical steps that any congregation can follow in his soon to be released book, The Revitalize Roadmap.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
- 4 Simple Steps to Begin Revitalization in a Congregation in 4 Months
- The Reasons Why Many Congregations are Shrinking
- The Difference between Revitalization and Repackaging a Church
ABOUT THE GUEST:
As the Lead Pastor of Cornerstone Bible Church, Pastor Mike helps shape the overall vision and provides administrative direction and leadership for the church. Pastor Mike’s passion is communicating timeless Bible truths through culturally relevant programming. As a member of “Generation X” his desire is to help build a multi-cultural and multi-generational church that continues to grow both wide and deep.
His educational background includes a B.A. in Psychology, M.B.A. in Management, Ed.D. in Educational Administration, Leadership, and Technology, and he received his M.A. in Theology from Liberty University.
Pastor Mike Rubino is a leader who loves the local church. Over the course of 20 years, he has helped plant, re-plant, and revitalize multiple churches in the Northeast.
- Cornerstone Bible Church
- The Revitalize Network
- Pastor Mike Rubino
- Text ‘Thrive’ to 631 201 5520 for Information about the Thrive Program
01:02 – Topic: How Your Church Can Thrive in the New Year
02:01 – Family, the Unsung Heroes of Ministry
04:02 – What is the ‘Thrive’ Program and How Does it Work?
04:34 – Thriving and Teaching Others to Thrive
05:00 – Surviving with 40 People to Thriving with 400 People
06:10 – Helping Other Churches to Revitalize and Thrive
06:50 – 85-95% of Churches were not Thriving to now 25% Endanger of Closing Soon
08:09 – Where Does Revitalization Begin: Theological, Practical and Manageable Steps
09:57 – THRIVE: One Step From Surviving to Thriving
10:18 – 1. Pastoral Health — Spiritual, Emotional, Relational and Intellectual Assessment
11:08 – Pastor’s Get Tired Too
12:59 – 2. Assessing Church Health
13:39 – The Changed Post-Pandemic Church
14:15 – 3. Getting to Know the Community Again
15:14 – 4. Planning for Revitalization, One Step at a Time
15:45 – Different Churches, Different Plans — Same Purpose
16:26 – Common Attitudes that Contribute to a Church’s Decline?
17:26 – Patching Problems and Leaky Roofs
18:18 – Shooting Captives or Setting them Free
19:05 – Why is the Congregation Shrinking?
19:47 – Is Evangelism still Important?
21:11 – Thriving Churches: Unity versus Uniformity
22:46 – When to Churches Finally Get Help?
24:22 – A Message for Grandparents
25:30 – How Does Methodology Follow Successful Ministry?
26:02 – Revitalizing Ministry vs Repackaging Practices
26:33 – What Does Your Church Need to Thrive?
29:43 – Disciples that Make Disciples
32:56 – Working with Churches across Many Languages
36:04 – First Place to Look for Church Assistance
37:18 – Be Discerning!
39:34 – From Death to Resurrection
40:15 – Jonah Joke Onboard
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