Dr. Tom Cheyney
Founder & Directional Leader
Where New and Renew Collide
Welcome to Revitalization Today, where new and renewal collide. Thanks for joining us today as we look at the most significant shift in 200 years within the church world. Join your host Dr. Tom Cheyney, Founder & Directional Leader of the Renovate National Church Revitalization Conferences, a bald guy with a big heart to help your church create, cultivate, and collaborate on current renewal and revitalization issues. This podcast is designed to talk about “all things revitalization.” In a day where many are rebranding worn out theory from the 1980’s, Revitalization Today is a refreshing focus on pure Church Revitalization and Renewal. Dr. Cheyney has worked all over North America and continue to encourage and equip the local pastors, leaders, and churches. Until He returns, Stay Refreshed, Stay Renewed, and Stay Revitalized.
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Dr. Tom Cheyney is a nationally recognized conference leader in Church Revitalization, Church Planting, and Church Health. Tom has taught on five continents and is an Oxford University Distinguished Scholars Student from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to Cheryl and they have two adult children Ashleigh and Drew. He is the Founder & Directional Leader of the RENOVATE National Church Revitalization Conferences and leader of the RENOVATE Church Revitalization Coaching Network where he mentors pastors, churches, and Directors of Missions in Church Revitalization and Renewal. Dr. Cheyney has written over 5000 print or audio resources, guidebooks, or books for pastors, church planters, and lay leaders. His most recent books include:
The Seven Pillars of Church Revitalization and Renewal (2016), Slaying the Dragons of Church Revitalization: Dealing with the Critical Issues that are Hurting Your Church (2017), The Church Revitalizer as Change Agent (2016), The Nuts and Bolts of Church Revitalization (2015), Preaching Towards Church Revitalization and Renewal (2018), Thirty-Eight Church Revitalization Models for the Twenty First Century (2014), Church Revitalization in Rural America: Revitalizing the Heartlands (2018), Spin-Off Churches: How One Church Plants Another (2008), Life After Death: A Strategy to Bring New Life to a Dead Church (2019), Your First 120 Days In Church Revitalization And Renewal (2020) When It All Comes Crashing Down (2022).
Tom is a nationally recognized conference speaker and a frequent writer on church revitalization, church planting, new church health, and leadership development. Cheyney serves as an adjunct professor of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City and Anderson University in South Carolina where he teaches at the doctoral level for Church Revitalization seminars.
One Interesting Fact: Tom loves to go kayaking in the Atlantic Ocean fishing a few miles off shore in hopes of catching a shark or other sea creatures he can prepare for dinner. Recently, he had a run in with a shark that would not leave him alone until he dumped his whole bucket of bait shrimp over board.
One Useless Fact: Tom is an early riser daily at a few minutes after four. Yet he is known to be found praying on the sofa recliner each which his wife believes he is napping. The debate continues.