Episode 573: Things to Consider When Inheriting a Building

In Episode 573 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss what to do if you inherit a building from a church that is closing.

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • Evidence to support that this will be an increasing situation moving forward
  • Considerations when asked to take over a building

 Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “My guess is you will see a significant acceleration in the pattern of church closures.” – @edstetzer
  • “I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw doubling, tripling church closures over the next couple of years after COVID.” – @edstetzer
  • “Schools are not open or theaters, so the number one and number two places where churches met are not functionally available to them.” – @edststetzer
  • “Less church plants and more church closures I would think.” – @edstetzer
  • “When a church closes, it usually has years of deferred maintenance.” – @edstetzer
  • “There is significant risk, but the upside can be good if the facility is appropriate for the size of the new church plant.” – @edstetzer
  • “A bad building is worse than no building.” – @edstetzer
  • “Your focus is not a building, it’s a church plant that is connected to people.” – @edstetzer

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Published March 4, 2021

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