Tuesday, July 19, 2011

When Churches Close

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.


Anonymous said...

It's a shame when faithful churches close down and not to downplay your post or anything but sometimes there should be some churches closing down.

You have to realize, bro, that not ever church is faithful and lives by the Word and teaches the Word. I do feel sad for those churches who are faithful that close down but they end up rising back up in another form. Think about it.

Paul Steele said...

You are right, not every church is faithful and some church families need to die out. That is in fact what Jesus tells the seven churches in Revelation 2 and 3, that if they don't repent that He would remove their lamp stand.

The article dealt with what to do with a church family's building when it closes. That is going to become a bigger and bigger problem as more and more churches close their doors.

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