I met with another minister this morning. He has had a particularly good run as a minister -- but he hit serious instability. My own most serious instability cost our Church about 10% of the congregation. His has cost him about 50%. My analysis was that the spiritual life and experience of his Church was not carried by a wide enough base. This left him in a vulnerable position for quite some time. His analysis was that he had lost personal contact with the people. He had also been thinking along my lines.