Empty chairs in a sanctuary are not always an indictment against a church or its leadership. Empty chairs can actually send a message to leadership that people are finding a meaningful church experience outside the walls of a passing model that no longer meets their deepest needs. On the other hand, never allow yourself to think that a full sanctuary is an indicator that you are in the middle of God’s will. Leadership is not for the faint hearted. Change is your only constant. Adapt and prosper.