This article over at StandFirm made me reflect upon my church's former slogan.
The Episcopal Church: Come and Grow!
I've never really been sure what they meant by 'grow'.
It can not be spiritually. As an institution, the Episcopal church is moribund, if not deceased.
It can not be numerically. The membership is shrinking.
The only two possible answers are financially and chronologically.
We have either:
The Episcopal Church: Come and grow (richer) or
The Episcopal Church: Come and grow (older)
The problem with the money option is that the church wants your money. They wish to hold on to their own.
So what is left is:
The Episcopal Church: Come and grow old.