Honest conversation about the viability of our church and to develop a faithful way forward.

Where is the church in its life cycle?

https://sed-efca.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/stages_of_church_life_bu...

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
    http://www.ucc.org/legacychurch/
  • Merger, Yoking, Sharing resources.
    One book that is helpful Better Together: Making Church Mergers Work
  • Renewal
    One resource: Pathways to Renewal, Smith and Sellon, Alban Institute
  • New Church Start/ Phoenix model/ Mother-Daughter Model
    http://www.progressiverenewal.org