Robinson Mitchell on Dying Churches

A friend posted a message on a discussion list and mentioned he was part of a dying church.

I was an elder in a dying church at one time, and God used that
experience to change me and move me in my theological journey.  While I
was there I was asked to be on the outreach committee.  I knew
practically nothing about the topic and had very little interest in it,
but I also believe that God uses the local church as one of his
instruments to shape us in the direction he wants us to go, so I agreed
to join, and later chair the committee.

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