Pastor Zachary Groff recently sat down with the Presbyterian Church in America’s Mission to North America Church Planting & Vitality Coordinator Chris Vogel to discuss the ongoing reorganization work at Antioch Presbyterian Church. From a personal perspective in a casual interview setting, Pastor Groff described the beginning of the most recent reorganization effort (which began to form in 2019), the progress of the work to-date, and the importance of partnership, mentorship, and ministry with a plurality of elders (i.e., a team of qualified and called men).
From the episode description: Churches have life cycles. There are times when the decline is too great to reverse. And yet, presbyteries should always consider how to bring new life to a congregation in decline. The Lord has used Zack Groff in Calvary Presbytery to see a church destined to close to becoming a vibrant community of believers.