I think one reason we like the kingdom of God so much is its high energy, great activity, permissive rest dimensions. All fit. Fired up and fueled or drained and in need of a break, nothing is static with God at the Top. All is working for good; ups and downs, highs and lows..
The apostles did outstanding work. They began by doing nothing notable other than waiting around in the upper room. Waiting is a fascination to me for such is usually key to making the most urgent progress. The magic to their waiting was they had what I would label construction faith. They really believed stuff would happen although they were absolutely clueless as to what stuff might look like.
When Jesus enters the picture we can start the movie! Not until.
When Jesus enters the picture we can walk with him dodging flaming missiles and even being hit by a few. But we keep believing with construction faith; that trust that we don't know what we are doing, Jesus is the director, and it's up to him to see the story-line unfold.
Construction faith is what you and I have in our slim tool kit. We don't have hammers and saws and wouldn't know how to drive a bulldozer. But we have what we need; Jesus the carpenter. He builds. He remodels. He overhauls.
Because we know the Carpenter we can know for sure renovation...wonderful church renovation...is always a strong possibility!