Preaching to the Anglican Clergy of Tasmania Part VI

Both the Presbyterian and Anglican denominations in Tassie are top-heavy. Both are bigger administratively than they are numberically. A couple of thoughts:

  1. How do you allow a denomination (or a church for that matter) decline gracefully? How do you avoid this top-heavy, maintenance of structures that were a good idea when you were huge, but are kinda disproportionate now?
  2. Although both are top-heavy, the Anglicans seem *relatively speaking* too top heavy and the Presbyterians *relatively speaking* not top heavy enough. So the Anglicans have several full-time denominational officials each with their own secretaries. The Presbyterians have no full-time denominational officials at all. We should do a swap....