After an extended season of growth, Millersville (Pa.) Brethren in Christ Church encountered a series of demoralizing setbacks and alarming attrition. Despite efforts for corrective adjustments, worship attendance continued to decline. Weary and discouraged, almost to the point of closing, the church took one more step before a final decision. They invited an interim pastor to come to help discern whether health could be restored. Hope. An immediate need was to restore hope.