Silly question, right? Sometimes I have wondered what would happen if I did like so many of my congregation does this time of year - just not show up. It is discouraging when leaders don't show up - and make no provision for their activity or function. Last night at prayer service - myself and four others - I asked for prayer against a spirit of discouragement. I'm at a loss, and don't know how to encourage people to either fulfill their responsibilities or just participate in the life of our local body.