Honest conversation about the viability of our church and to develop a faithful way forward.
Where is the church in its life cycle?
Assessing resources, energy, level of urgency, skills with conflict.
This is a customized assessment done by Renewing Church with congregations.
Some possible alternatives
- Do more of the same and hope for the best.
- Choose to be a Legacy Congregation
- Merger, Yoking, Sharing resources.
One book that is helpful Better Together: Making Church Mergers Work
One resource: Pathways to Renewal, Smith and Sellon, Alban Institute
- New Church Start/ Phoenix model/ Mother-Daughter Model