In the first half of 2023 Heritage 21 has had over 30 churches contact us with questions about the status of their congregation, asking for help to review and update their legal documents, or they have already stopped meeting or have decided to close and are seeking advice and expertise in accomplishing that closing in a good fashion. This story is about one of those churches.
About 5 years ago, a group of us at the San Leandro Church of Christ became quite concerned about the steady decline in attendance our church had experienced over the past two decades. The Granbergs helped us realize that we were in the “life support” stage of church life (the last stage before death), and that we would need to do some serious redevelopment if we wanted to survive and grow. We were challenged to reevaluate everything our church was doing and be open to new ways of reaching out.
Have you ever heard a sermon on retirement or saving for retirement? Me neither. Retirement security is now a luxury for the privileged few within the DIY retirement crisis. Experts on retirement savings state that what is needed are better products, not better financial education.