I am the pastor of a 105 year old church that was once the largest Methodist congregation in Missouri.
I am also the pastor of a 2 year old church that has become one of the fastest-growing congregations in Missouri.
But here's the thing: these churches share the same building, and they operate under the same 501(c)3 designation. After years of consistent decline, Broadway UMC (the 105 year old church) chose to launch Redemption (the 2 year old) as a church-within-a-church. And now, after more than two...