When the decline of congregations forces a RightSizing of staff, which usually means decreasing the staff positions, do not see this as the solution and a movement towards transformation. It is a fix that may stop the economic bleeding.
For a while, depending on how it is handled and the spiritual and emotional intelligence of congregations, it may represent a going backwards. It takes much more than fixing staff size and the percentage of the budget spent on personnel to FaithSoaring Churches. RightSizing staff, while often necessary, is a symptom of the problems and not a pathway to solutions.