Those that are bent on stopping all change and refusing to be a part should not be allowed to sidetrack the body of Christ. Suggestion: Find a ministry for them so they can feel a part of all this. Plug them into a ministry where they can use their Spiritual Gift. When a church is small and struggling you can’t afford to lose anyone. However, sad to say, in most struggling churches where there is new life, new methods and change, it seems inevitable that a few leave to find a church where they are feel more comfortable. Make every effort to love and care for these people. Explanation, prayer, careful communication and becoming a part of an enjoyable ministry often help. BUT, sometimes it doesn’t and after being so careful, they still leave, *Some leave and come back later.