On Living in a Dying Church

by Glenda W. Prins. Alban at Duke Divinity School, 2008.


This article draws from the author's own experience, finding parallels between hospice ministry for a person and hospice ministry for a church.


reflection questions

Recommended Audience

clergy, lay leaders, and congregant



Practical Applications

  • Help church members access the spiritual and emotional dynamics of living in a dying church by using this text as a study guide.
  • Reflect on the various emotions that come with closing a church by using the questions to guide discussion.

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