Finishing With Grace: A Guide to Selling, Merging, or Closing Your Church

by Linda M. Hilliard, Gretchen J. Switzer., Inc., 2010.


This practical guide will help clergy and lay leaders through the oftentimes stressful process of closing a congregation. It details pitfalls to avoid along with helpful chapters on how to sell the building and form asset evaluation teams.


discussion and reflection questions, worship and ritual templates

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Plan worship sessions that will provide hope and peace for a congregational closure by utilizing the worship and ritual templates.
  • Manage the stress of closing by dwelling on reflection questions throughout to make the best possible decisions during crisis mode.

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