The last stop before it ends.
If you wait until this phase to lead changes, the changes feel huge. You almost have to become a completely different church if you hope to ever return to sustained health as a ministry.
From our research with 15,000+ churches, more than 85% self-identified as being on the declining side of the typical church life cycle before this crisis began.
And more discouraging—17% landed in “life support,” the last stop before a church closes its doors permanently.
Those churches are most susceptible to closing during normal circumstances, but in situations like we're experiencing now? Things go bad even faster.
In Part 3 of this conversation, Tony and Amy explore Life Support phase, sharing some of the warning signs to watch for and three options churches have when they find themselves here.
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