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This aging church transitioned forward while never looking back.

Southampton Baptist Church members sing hymns.Southampton Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia, faced a dilemma. As membership decreased, building maintenance increased. The structure, circa 1911, was past its prime. Most of the Sunday offerings were needed for building maintenance alone.

To complicate things, the 25 remaining members no longer needed all the space that they were trying to maintain. They deeply desired to continue joint worship, but at what cost?

Pastor Tom Ficklin explored options with EverBless. To everyone’s surprise (and joy!), within 18 months the church successfully transitioned to a new purpose — and it’s one that supports the next generation of believers. Southampton’s outreach ministries miraculously expanded beyond their wildest dreams.

What was their successful strategy for transition and investment? Watch Southampton Baptist Church’s Ministry Story below.

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Ministry Stories: Church Transitions