I recognize there is debate about how to determine what makes a congregation healthy.
What to do with an unhealthy United Methodist congregation is more difficult to determine than what to do with inffective United Methodist clergy.
Kick them out of the denomination? In some cases, this might allow the congregation to become healthier. It clearly doesn’t help unity in the church.
Appoint a new pastor? This may or may not have results. Understanding the congregation as a family system suggests that this may not have much impact.
Put them on probation? A period of time with focused efforts at renewal may be helpful, however there may not be much of an incentive.
Can you help me out with what to do with unhealthy United Methodist congregations?