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.