First published on this website in December 2005 and last updated in September 2013
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This is an introduction to the issue of a church exit strategy. What do churches do when people leave? If they are moving away, most churches do the right thing in saying good-bye. But what if they are transferring to the church down the road?
The notes provide a case study of Closeknit Community Church and then present four ideas and questions to help any church consider this matter properly.
- Read James 2:1-13 and consider whether you are guilty of favouritism
- Have a policy on rites of passage (with a range of practical ideas)
- Have a policy for those transferring to another local church
- Consider how not to miss those who are slipping away.
Here is the link to this item: tn27.pdf