Center for Church Revitalization

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Established in August 2019, the SWBTS Center for Church Revitalization (CCR) provides resources, equipping/training events, consulting services, internships, and ministry opportunities to meet the needs of pastors, church leaders, and the local church in general. 

Working in cooperation with the national fellowship of state revitalization leaders and the church replanting team of the North American Mission Board, the CCR is available as a resource for churches and state conventions addressing revitalization needs for the purpose of restoring churches for Gospel impact.



Explore our library of sermons, webinars, and other resources for addressing revitalization needs.

Explore Degrees

Explore Degrees

SWBTS offers concentrations in Church Revitalization in both our DMin and DEdMin degrees paths.

Church Health Consultation

Church Health Consultation

Apply for a free church health consultation to assess potential paths for revitalization.


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Kenneth Priest, Director Ad Interim

In addition to serving as the Director of Convention Strategies for the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention, Kenneth also serves as the founder and director ad interim for the Center for Church Revitalization at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS) and an adjunct professor in church revitalization at SWBTS.

He has served churches in Texas and North Carolina in various roles of evangelism, educational ministry, and second chair leadership. While serving the SBTC, Kenneth has had the privilege of serving in the role of interim education minister in several churches in DFW. He holds a Master of Arts in Christian Education from SWBTS and has a Doctor of Educational Ministry degree in Church Revitalization from MBTS.

Join the CCR Team

With the CCR’s Certificate in Church Revitalization, you can be trained to assist nationally as a church consultant for church revitalization.