Churches exist in life cycles. Even the largest, most impressive church of today will very likely have to reimagine and rebuild itself after its bread-and-butter ministries and styles no longer meet the needs of the people there. Some churches – long past a point where they should have started – see empty pews and dwindling funds and get desparate enough to consider changes. In this article on Ministry Matters, Rebekah Simon-Peter explores the necessary conditions for a congregation and its leadership to consider as they seek to rebuild.