How To Know If Your Church Should Be Adopted by Another Church – Part 2: Why Potential Church Closures Are Becoming More Common

Episode #282
December 29, 2022
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In the past, a severely struggling church typically only had one option: the church had to close. Now we know that many churches are being successfully adopted or acquired by another church. In this three-part series, Thom and Mark examine and discuss the process and accompanying issues of a church adoption. In this second episode, they look at the reasons church closures are becoming more common.

  • The COVID factor is real.
  • The remaining resistant church members have more power.
  • Many churches have failed to wake up to the changing culture.
  • Evangelism is missing in most churches.



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