Aging facilities can be a drain on a church—especially one needing revitalization. Today, we discuss how to best address this issue.
Today’s Listener Question:
We have a really old facility. It was built in the 1930s—so it’s not even “mid-century” as you’ve talked about in the past. Are there any things I can do to the facility that won’t cost an arm and a leg that can help me in my replant?
- Too many churches built worship centers that were just too big.
- The building is often the biggest burden in a church revitalization or replant.
- When upgrading your church facility, start with low-hanging fruit and needed safety upgrades.
- In churches, money and resources flow toward activity.
The five facility issues we discuss are:
- Get a clear perspective on the challenges.
- Decide what is urgent.
- Look for low-hanging fruit.
- Seek ministry partners.
- Seek construction and building ministries to do facility rehabilitation work.
Resources mentioned in this episode include:
- Replanter Assessment
- Find more resources at the Revitalize & Replant page at ThomRainer.com
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