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Resources for Closing Churches

By Rachel Gilmore

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It can be hard to know when or how to close a church that has reached the end of its life-cycle. Here are some resources that have been helpful to church developers and district superintendents when it comes to that important and difficult decision.

Download Discontinuance Guidelines – 2016 Appendix (PDF)

Download Expedited Process for Transition (PDF)

Download Wesley Class Meetings for Transition Churches (PDF)

Download Whole Transition Team Facilitator Guide (PDF)

Rachel Gilmore is the Director of Recruiting, Assessing & Training for Church Planting with Path 1. She stays away from foliage but loves to plant other things like churches, preschools, and ideas in the minds of those looking for innovation and inspiration in the church.

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