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     Closing a congregation is sometimes complicated and often painful. This course takes a close look at the process of closing a church, the role of the pastor or faith leader, and the part of the judicatory.  

This course draws on the experience of:

  • Gail Cafferata – Priest, sociologist, and author

  • Deacon Erin Power – Director of Evangelical Mission, ELCA

  • Peter Soli – Director of Dialog Works

  • Pastors who have prepared case studies based on their walk with congregations that have closed.

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