Episode 362: We’ve Got Our Building…Now What?

In Episode 362 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd  discuss the “what’s next” after a church plant secures their first permanent location. Here is today’s question:

“We are a church plant of three years and have secured our first permanent location. We have about 150 people that attend. Our grand opening is next week. My question is what’s next? I have heard that churches who move to a permanent location usually double in size within the first six months. What should we expect after the grand opening of our new building?”

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • What is next after securing a permanent location 
  • Important things to consider when transitioning volunteers 
  • Why saying no is more important than ever 

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “Thank them. Celebrate them. Help them know how much you appreciate your set up and take down team. Then, envision them to embrace what serving looks like now.” – @danielsangi
  • “Jesus came NOT to be served, but to serve. In order for you to continue to grow in your relationship with God, what are ways that you can continue to serve the church and the Body of Christ?” – @danielsangi
  • Be aware that it may seem logical for them to just get plugged in. But, it may be more emotional for them.” – @toddadkins 
  • “When people stop serving, they are more likely to leave the church.” – @toddadkins 
  • “Practice saying ‘no’ a lot.” – @toddadkins 
  • “Adding new ministries aren’t necessarily going to grow the church.” – @toddadkins 
  • “If you say yes to too many things, then you can’t do anything well.” – @toddadkins 
  • “Make sure you are ready for guests.” – @toddadkins 
  • “Be sure you are measuring those who are coming in and those who are flowing out.” – @toddadkins 

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Published February 18, 2019

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