I just spent awhile reading our Book of Order to understand the different categories of church membership.
I can’t claim to understand it all, but one thing is clear: the spreadsheet I have now lists different people with their membership status in one column. At a minimum I need to add another column that says when their status last changed. But I should probably change all the ‘inactive’ people to any of three different varieties of inactivity.
(Who thinks this stuff up? “Deck chairs, meet Titanic.”)