HT to Dana and Chris for the heads up about this post about Empty Churches on Billy Ritchie’s blog.
A couple of paragraphs caught my attention:
Now the church is more than a building its people but somehow I think that one of the reasons these churches are empty is because they stopped serving their community a long time ago.
How about us all looking at this a different way. At the same time as this decline there is also stories of growth all over the country. Many churches taking on building projects. What if we all forgot denominational divides and gifted each other property. What if a church on the edge of closure struggling to keep up a building were to find a church that was bursting at the seams and say here is your answer.
….some really interesting things to think about.