When Churches Close
The church family I served in Storm Lake is a church family that has a big old building, but without the financial resources to keep up with the upkeep of the building. When a church family gets in that situation the building begins to become a hindrance, rather than a tool, to growth. So what do you do? This is a question more and more church families will have to face as attendance continues to dwindle.
This article addresses a couple of options church families have when it comes to getting out from underneath the crushing load of a building they can no longer afford. It is sad to see church buildings close their doors, but it doesn't serve the Church's or the community's interest to have empty church buildings polluting the landscape.