Ending Well

by Ronald Bouwkamp. The Network, May 11, 2015.

This article outlines concrete, practical steps to follow for a church that has decided to close.


meeting template, areas of concern, how to form an effective timeline for closure, links to additional resources

Best For

clergy and lay leaders



Suggested Uses

  • Use this resource as a guide during the closing process to address various areas of concern.
  • Provide closure for members of the congregation by addressing the different constituencies of the congregation.

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