22 min

Should We Close Our Church? Five Issues to Consider Rainer on Leadership

    • Christianity

https://youtu.be/3VEUSnJfKCo



Sadly, Church Answers is getting an increasing number of consultation requests from churches wanting to deal with the issue of possibly closing their churches. Thom and Sam look at the five issues churches should consider before making such a dramatic move.







What will be the gospel presence in your community if the church closes?













Are your current members willing to make dramatic changes at the church?













What is your church currently doing to reach the community with the gospel?













What is the deferred maintenance of your facilities?













Have you considered becoming a site of another church?







Resources:



* Upward Sports





* NTV Economic Bible (Spanish)





Tyndale House Publishers





Brown Church Development Group





Get your FREE eBook, Deferred Maintenance





* Good News Neighbors Toolkit





* The Hope Initiative





* Get your FREE tool! Attendance Growth Projector





* Check out the Church Answers Christian bookstore! Shop curated, trusted resources for Christian life and ministry.



Episode Sponsors:



Upward Sports equips churches to run self-sustaining sports ministries in their communities.  Whether you are a sports fanatic, or on staff at a church, Upward Sports will give you all the tools you need to run a first-class sports ministry that allows you to reach families in your community.  Upward Sports offers basketball, soccer, flag football, cheerleading, volleyball, baseball and softball through league and camp offerings.



At Upward Sports, we want to help your church make a difference, and give you increased opportunities to share the gospel.  Learn more today at Upward.org/ChurchAnswers.



**As a partner of Rainer or Leadership, Upward Sports is offering a $500 sports start up grant to listeners. Head over to Upward.org/ChurchAnswers and schedule a call… tell them we sent you! Your sports grant will assist you in a 2024 LEAGUE!







The Economy Bible NTV, Seed Edition is an affordable edition of the Nueva Traducción Viviente (NTV). The NTV translation renders the message of the original texts of Scripture into clear, contemporary Spanish. The scholars who worked on it kept in mind the concerns of both translation theories: formal-equivalence and dynamic-equivalence. Their goal was to be both faithful to the ancient texts and eminently readable. The result is a translation that is both accurate and powerful. This Bible offers a low price, which makes it ideal to distribute to groups, give as a gift, or use as an outreach resource!

https://youtu.be/3VEUSnJfKCo



Sadly, Church Answers is getting an increasing number of consultation requests from churches wanting to deal with the issue of possibly closing their churches. Thom and Sam look at the five issues churches should consider before making such a dramatic move.







What will be the gospel presence in your community if the church closes?













Are your current members willing to make dramatic changes at the church?













What is your church currently doing to reach the community with the gospel?













What is the deferred maintenance of your facilities?













Have you considered becoming a site of another church?







Resources:



* Upward Sports





* NTV Economic Bible (Spanish)





Tyndale House Publishers





Brown Church Development Group





Get your FREE eBook, Deferred Maintenance





* Good News Neighbors Toolkit





* The Hope Initiative





* Get your FREE tool! Attendance Growth Projector





* Check out the Church Answers Christian bookstore! Shop curated, trusted resources for Christian life and ministry.



Episode Sponsors:



Upward Sports equips churches to run self-sustaining sports ministries in their communities.  Whether you are a sports fanatic, or on staff at a church, Upward Sports will give you all the tools you need to run a first-class sports ministry that allows you to reach families in your community.  Upward Sports offers basketball, soccer, flag football, cheerleading, volleyball, baseball and softball through league and camp offerings.



At Upward Sports, we want to help your church make a difference, and give you increased opportunities to share the gospel.  Learn more today at Upward.org/ChurchAnswers.



**As a partner of Rainer or Leadership, Upward Sports is offering a $500 sports start up grant to listeners. Head over to Upward.org/ChurchAnswers and schedule a call… tell them we sent you! Your sports grant will assist you in a 2024 LEAGUE!







The Economy Bible NTV, Seed Edition is an affordable edition of the Nueva Traducción Viviente (NTV). The NTV translation renders the message of the original texts of Scripture into clear, contemporary Spanish. The scholars who worked on it kept in mind the concerns of both translation theories: formal-equivalence and dynamic-equivalence. Their goal was to be both faithful to the ancient texts and eminently readable. The result is a translation that is both accurate and powerful. This Bible offers a low price, which makes it ideal to distribute to groups, give as a gift, or use as an outreach resource!

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