Episode 575: Things to Consider When Inheriting a Building, Part 2

In Episode 575 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed continue to discuss what to do when you inherit a building from a closing church.

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • What you should be cautious about
  • How to quickly change a dated facility

 Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “Churches that are dying defer maintenance for decades.” – @edestetzer
  • “A good visibility, acquired facility can bump your attendance 25 to 50 percent in a year.” – @edstetzer
  • “I would be willing to take some level of a risk, but I wouldn’t make it as such that I was just barely, barely making ends meet.” – @edstetzer
  • “You have to figure out how to take care of upkeep, not just the deferred maintenance, but the weekly things like cleaning.” – @danielsangi
  • “It might take a year for giving to catch up with attendance.” – @edstetzer
  • “If you are a church plant, and you are going into a building, there is the aspect of helping your volunteers serve in a new way.” – @danielsangi
  • “You have to ask the question, ‘What am I losing?’ when you leave a rented space.” – @edstetzer
  • “If going into a facility sucks the joy or vibrancy out of your church, you want to be careful with that.” – @edstetzer

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Published March 11, 2021