The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod's Office of National Mission is addressing the challenge of congregational decline through a comprehensive Revitalization initiative.
In the language of 1 Cor. 3:5-9, revitalization is centered on planting and watering in anticipation of God providing the growth.
Visit http://www.lcms.org/revitalization details of workshops and Gospel Seeds
Visit Mark Wood's (Director of Revitalization) blog for some helpful articles and groups studies relating to Revitalization