Two of the biggest issues facing churches today are income and facilities. Regular readers of this blog know we do our best to highlight creative uses for church buildings, and this article on Faith & Leadership shows one such example and asks some very good questions. How can churches use their space for local businesses or other for-profit entities? Below are the questions from the article your church should consider.

  • What are some new ways to view old spaces? How could they be used by people beyond your faith community?
  • How are your theological beliefs expressed in your ministry’s engagement with your community?
  • What gifts does your faith community have that can foster relationships, build networks and impact the community?
  • What innovative opportunity could your ministry explore and implement to express care to people in your community by addressing their challenges? How could you get your congregation to say yes to them?