My letter received so far only one response of the three pastors. An email came today seeking small group materials that are still out, we probably do have them somewhere. The email was addressed to the other couple in our group and to us, both leaving church. It was the “we’ll miss you and they’ll be blessed for you” kind of message. Light, easy, and not addressing the issues at all. The other couple didn’t have quite the same problems, so the email had to be generic. Though I knew this would have to be the response, it still hurts. I’m sure our note is just one of the expected complaints they will get for changing the church over to a “missional” church. One of my friends says since we made it clear we are leaving anyway, they appropriately responded. It just feels like they should do more. But then again, why? They know they aren’t planning to change.