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Minnesota Methodists Say Rebooting Churches Can Be Helpful but Comes with Peril

Minnesota Methodists Say Rebooting Churches Can Be Helpful but Comes with Peril

After struggling to stay afloat, a Minnesota church chose to change its approach. The church pulled out pews installed by members’ grandparents. They cancelled events like an annual turkey dinner, a beloved community tradition, to focus on discussions about the church’s vision. They gradually tweaked services Sunday over Sunday. The first few changes were the hardest, according to Hein. But each one built trust for the next.