It is good to take some time to look at where we're at, how far we have or have not come, and where we're going. We do that as individuals. Do we do that often enough as a church? During the summer, Emanuel Lutheran Church, West Warwick, RI did that in a series of cottage meetings in members' homes. It was enlightening and action has been taken as a result.
Gordon MacDonald suggests what it could look like if the church followed Starbuck's example of closing for a time to retool. What do you think?
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