This issue taps the five stages of grief and loss used in counseling by psychologists, adapting them to the declining and dying church. The five stages are: (1) denial and isolation, (2) anger, (3) bargaining, (4) depression, and, (5) acceptance. This material does not accept that declining churches must die. The opposite: God is in the resurrection business! This issue will help you understand the behavior of those in a declining church, and guide you in your quest for a resurrection turnaround.