Ministries close down. Programs come to an end earlier than expected. No one enjoys these events. Perhaps the people who have to pull the plug enjoy them least of all.
It still happens, however, and ending a ministry can even be seen as an act of stewardship. We asked Leith Anderson how to close down a ministry. His answer doesn't contain too many surprises, but it may motivate you to do what leaders are called to do - to make decisions.1