Resources for Discerning Your Congregation's Future
Congregational life cycles are not straight. At all times in the life of a church, God gives us the potential to love others, to worship meaningfully, and to grow in our discipleship. Changes in membership, resources, and other circumstances invite us to explore whether God is leading the church in a new direction, even to dissolution. No congregation walks this journey alone. The Presbytery is responsible for accompanying the congregation in the sacred discernment about its future. The resources on this page are designed to start the conversation. If a congregation is seeking revitalization through new initiatives, the Commission on Congregational Vitality can be a point of contact. To explore issues around property, alternative Christian ministries, mergers, or dissolution, the Presbytery Council is the place to start.