Ending with Hope: A Resource for Closing Congregations

(Beth Ann Gaede). Rowman & Littlefield, 2002.
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This resource draws insight from 15 different clergy and lay leaders to cover every major aspect of a congregational closing, from outlining the differences and similarities between members' and the pastor's experience, to discussing the value of ritual and how to handle logistical aspects.

Offerings: insight from 15 clergy and lay leaders, decisions and dynamics in closings, stories about closings, and resources for leaders

Best For: clergy and lay leaders

Cost: puchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses:

  • Discuss what to do with the building, and how to manage congregational records and artifacts by reading the resource section of this resource with lay leaders.
  • Start the process of planning for closure by reading the accounts of similar congregations in the story section.

Curator Curated by Whitney Rice

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