Empty Houses: A Pastoral Approach to Congregational Closures

by Michael K. Jones. Vogelstein Press, 2020.

Written for clergy and lay leaders who are considering closing their doors, this resource offers an adaptable decision making process and steps towards providing closure.


how to diagnose a church's status, planning for closure, ministering to grief and conflict, how to provide emotional closure

Best For

clergy and lay leaders


puchase as an e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Determine where your congregation is at, and if closing is the best option, before taking the next steps.
  • Plan ceremonies that will provide spiritual and emotional closure to the process by following suggestions in this resource.

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