Joseph Tkach Jnr, son of Joseph Tkach, intends to retire as leader of Grace Communion International nee Worldwide Church of God. And what's the significance of it?
The Tkaches took control of WCG when Herbert W. Armstrong died. They set about transforming a sect known for unconventional beliefs (e.g. Sabbath, British-Israelism, etc) into an evangelical Protestant denomination. Unsurprisingly this was resisted by traditionalists, which is why there are many COGs today.
They also inherited a church with considerable assets and a media presence, as well as educational institutions and an auditorium. All of this would be gone as part of the transformation. And the result of the transformation? The destruction of a church which, while unconventional and controversial, at least had a certain presence and relevance in its heyday (Armstrong met with world leaders including royalty, and was a broadcast pioneer). GCI on the other hand is largely irrelevant; the traditionalist COG splinters all trying to faithfully following the line with their own Internet media presence.
There's a lesson to be drawn from this. Somewhere.