Episode 357: You Want to Gift Us Your Church Building?!

In Episode 357 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss the pros and cons of accepting the possible gift of a church building. Here is today’s question:

“There’s a shrinking church in the neighborhood that reached out to me and would like to give us their building. If we accept this gift, how do we make sure our people don’t feel like we’ve “arrived” and lose that neighborhood feeling we love and cherish so much? “

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • The pros and cons of accepting a church building gift 
  • Questions to ask when considering accepting the offer of a church building 

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “Would the building be able to be made into more of a training center and less like a church cave that we escape to?” – @edstetzer
  • “Does the building fit who you are? And if not, can you make it fit who you are?” – @edstetzer
  • “You may be able to communicate that you will accept the building, but may not use it. You may be able to sell it and buy a different building with the sale of the building.” @edstetzer
  • “Is the building big enough? Can you grow into it?” – @danielsangi
  • “Is it the right time to meet in a building?” – @edstetzer
  • “Is it a giving of the building or is it a merger?” – @danielsangi
  • “Make sure to write things down to be clear” – @danielsangi

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Published January 31, 2019

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