I observed recently that my old city Church did not (I thought) have the "password" for recovery. Apart from that, it has a few big obstacles. An obvious one is that, if certain people presided over its decline, one can realistically expect that they will preside over further decline -- although miracles are possible. There is, too, an elephant in the room. People remember that the minister was assaulted in his robes. They know what happened to major agreements entered into. They know this whether the minister had spoken or not -- the news got out through multiple channels. If there isn't a brave attempt to address such things, there may be a weight on a Church for a generation.