When a person passes on to life eternal, their last will and testament dictates how their earthly wealth and assets will support the people and institutions they loved. The same principle can apply to congregations that close their doors and bequeath their assets to strengthen and expand important ministries.

Download a free four-page study guide for “Church closures yield growth,” which appeared in the October 2022 print issue of Living Lutheran. Access the guide by clicking on “Download Now” in the “Study Guide” box to the right.

Robert C. Blezard
Robert C. Blezard is pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aberdeen, Md., and editor of Living Lutheran's study guides. Previously he served as an assistant to the bishop of the Lower Susquehanna Synod.

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