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WICHITA, Kansas – The Epworth United Methodist Church in Wichita, KS was struggling. Where once the congregation had been a large, thriving congregation with over 1,000 members and a large physical plant, the church had been in a state of decline for many years. The church found itself in the middle of a community in transition, attendance was lagging, and the church could no longer afford to pay a full-time pastor. The church finances were dwindling and the church was projected to run out of what money they had in 18 months. The future was bleak for this congregation of around 60 members.