While not inevitable, it is good practice for the Church in decline. Regional church leadership means getting the ball rolling early on behalf of more local ministries, and less about total prevention. We already know the effects of a typical economic downturn: Loss of jobs
We are all comfortable with ordained clergy being appointed to a community with the local church as a “home base” of operations, of sorts. 1) What if we also considered that the laity might not be appointed as such, but they too are also assigned?
This past week, I read an eye-opening piece by Derek Thompson called, “The Great Resignation is Accelerating.” (The Atlantic) We all knew that people were quitting their jobs. But, he brought out something further: Their job is just one of a whole list of things that people