The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


The congregational meeting survival guide

You are a mixture of emotions — mostly anger. Quickly, you change from your church clothes, wanting to distance yourself from the morning and your other "church dress" — the calm, persuasive demeanor you were so sure would sway many.

"How could she say that?" "What was he thinking?" "Why in the world didn't I say something?"

"Never again," you tell yourself, shaking your head and beginning to calm down. "Well, at least the decision has been made. We just go forward from here."

Another congregational meeting is over.

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