What is church revitalization? The Forbes would say it's about remembering the original vision of the church and helping restore that. "Somewhere along the line, they’ve lost their way, their passion, their direction. They’ve lost their purpose," Graham said. So Graham and Melinda seek to provide solid biblical teaching and use that foundation to help them remember their purpose of discipling and edifying believers for the glory of God. Sometimes it's focusing on loving God and your neighbor since often when congregations get small, people fight. Graham is quick to point out there are no perfect formulas for church revitalization, but he always has a goal of attracting young families.
"Messy" church is one of the ways the Forbes do that. It's a time for local parents and their children to hear a lesson, sing, eat, and of course make messy crafts. They want to reach out to families with young children as a source of growth. Another outreach of Cradley Baptist Church in Birmingham, England, is the celebration of Guy Fawkes night. This is the celebration of the failure of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, and commemorated every November in the United Kingdom.