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Will Grace Close in the Next 10 Years? It’s Looking More and More Likely
Posted by: Eric Bonetti ()
Date: January 07, 2019 09:30PM

Estimates suggest that 60 percent of church buildings constructed after WWII will close in the next decade. Currently, 100-200 churches close every week, with most of those closing focused primarily on the needs of their members, versus reaching out into the community. Indeed, less than 20 percent of Americans attend church regularly—yet Bob Malm’s response when members leave is, “Why should I give a fuck?” (Yes, his exact words. There were witnesses.)

Will Grace be a church that closes?

Events of the past few years, the church’s refusal to confront the economic and other realities facing it, and the conduct of both members and clergy all suggest that the answer is yes.

Some good articles:

https://factsandtrends.net/2018/01/16/hope-for-dying-churches/

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/steve-mcswain/why-nobody-wants-to-go-to_b_4086016.html

https://www.episcopalcafe.com/top-ten-things-to-remember-when-closing-a-church/ (Check out my naive comments at the end!)
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