Episode 350: Choosing a Church Planting Venue in an Already Existing Church

In Episode 350 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd discuss the pros and cons of planting a church in an already existing church venue. Here is today’s question:

“We are looking into renting a space in an already existing church for our church plant. What are the pros and cons of starting off in an already existing church?”

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • Points to consider when deciding to meet in an existing church venue
  • What equipment you can share and what equipment you shouldn’t
  • Out-of-the-box ideas to finding a venue space to share 

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “When looking at a church venue, get a good look at what is there. Be sure that you vet the church well, just like you would with any other facility.” – @toddadkins 
  • “Some of the costs are monetary and some of them are not.” – @toddadkins 
  • “What are the real costs? On paper it may look cheaper, but in reality, is it?” – @danielsangi
  • “Flip on the script on what is usually done.” – @toddadkins 
  • “Get connected to someone who is really involved in the community and can introduce you to other churches.” – @danielsangi
  • “For finicky items like a mic, invest in your own. .” – @danielsangi

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Published January 7, 2019

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