A Good Church Deserves A Respectful Farewell
A dying church that has done good work for the kingdom of God deserves more than to be forgotten or sold off piece-by-piece. If its hard-won assets can be kept in Christ’s church, we have an obligation to do so.
I have a marker on my driver’s license that says I’m an organ donor. If my body parts can be used to bring life to someone else when I’m done using them, I’m more than happy to do that.
Our churches should do no less.
Just as my identity is not in my body, a church’s identity is not in its building – or it shouldn’t be.
The building is a shell, a home, a vehicle. If it can be used by another church or ministry under another name, we should be thrilled to help that happen.
Congregations may die, but the church never will. That's what we need to invest in.
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