Countryside is also changing. With these changes there is some discomfort. Like the city, there is discomfort in having to work around construction or renovation. Some people express discomfort with change, others are just fine. Change however, is the reality of life – people change, churches change, cities change, everything changes to some degree or another. To live is to change.
As this church continues, it is going to experience change. Eventually, there will be a change in ministers. Some will be unhappy, others will be happy – but change will come anyway. The best thing to do is to think of this church as “under renovation”. So I would encourage you to do like you do with any renovation project – grit your teeth, endure the bumps and potholes, take a detour once and a while and know that in the end, you’re going to have a wonderful place to “be church.”