Making Property Serve Mission
: If you are a church leader looking to construct a new building, seeking to adapt or enlarge your property or facing the reduction or liquidation of your buildings, Making Property Serve Mission is the definitive resource you are looking...
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If you are a church leader looking to construct a new building, seeking to adapt or enlarge your property or facing the reduction or liquidation of your buildings, Making Property Serve Mission is the definitive resource you are looking for.
Opening with a compelling discussion of the Christian church's core business, architect Fred Batterton considers different types of church property and their impact on mission, enabling us to assess whether our church buildings are a help or a hindrance. Drawing on his wealth of expertise Fred Batterton then explores with us the opportunities that buildings can offer, processes that enable development, options for financing and the outcomes that can be expected.
This book offers answers to the following questions:
What is the Church's core business? What property do you have? How can property serve mission? Is my building a help or a hindrance? What are our opportunities? Who has the skills to help? What are the basic design considerations? What are the processes? How can we pay for it? How should we proceed?
The book is richly illustrated with 77 colour illustrations and follows a logical sequence of understanding, concluding with frequently asked questions and a call to action.
- :introductionpart One: What Is The Church's Core Business?chapter 1: Worshipping God-loving With Heart, Soul And Mindchapter 2: Make Disciples And Teachchapter 3: Loving Your Neighbourchapter 4: Love One Anotherchapter 5: Mission Analysis Methodspart Two: What Property Do You Have?chapter 6: Church With Borrowed Propertychapter 7: Heritage Buildingschapter 8: The 20th Century Church Buildingchapter 9: The Warehouse Churchchapter 10: Mega-churchchapter 11: The Property Rich And Cash Poor Churchpart Three: How Can Property Serve Mission?chapter 12: Sacred Space And Secular Activitieschapter 13: Encouraging Relationships With God And One Anotherchapter 14: Street Art And Public Relevancechapter 15: Sharing And Sustainabilitychapter 16: Your Local Mission Issuespart Four: Is My Building A Help Or A Hindrance?chapter 17: Testing The Property Inventory Against Missionchapter 18: How Did It Come To This?chapter 19: Being Wise Stewardspart Five: What Are Our Opportunities?chapter 20: Being Clear About Heritagechapter 21: Heritage Building Locationchapter 22: Multi-use Opportunities In Heritage Churcheschapter 23: Drivers For Change In Heritage Buildingschapter 24: The Opportunities For New Buildingspart Six: Who Has The Skills To Help?chapter 25: Roles Within The Churchchapter 26: Obtaining Professional Advicechapter 27: Ask Others Who Have Completed Their Buildingspart Seven: What Are The Basic Design Considerations?chapter 28: Entry And Welcomechapter 29: The Foyer Or Narthexchapter 30: Worship Auditorium Designchapter 31: Appropriate Rooms For Gatheringchapter 32: Kitchens And Toiletschapter 33: Accessibility, Storage, Health And Safetychapter 34: Heating, Cooling And Energy Generationchapter 35: Natural And Artificial Lightingpart Eight: What Are The Processes?chapter 36: The Missional Master Planchapter 37: Integrated Mission And Development Master Planchapter 38: Design And Constructionchapter 39: Master Plan And Maintainpart Nine: How Can We Pay For It?chapter 40: Return On Investmentchapter 41: Funding To Buy And Buildchapter 42: Releasing Property Valuechapter 43: Shareholder Rentingchapter 44: Taxation And Financial Controlpart Ten: Troubleshooting And Frequently Asked Questionschapter 45: How To Encourage Commitmentchapter 46: Familiarity And Comfort In The Status Quochapter 47: Dealing With Dissent And Fear Of Member Losschapter 48: The Too Hard Basket, Delay And Inertiachapter 49: Managing Gatekeepers And Stormtrooperschapter 50: Spending On Buildings For Us Or Giving To The Developing World?part Eleven: Conclusionchapter 51: Mission Enabledchapter 52: The Call To Actionappendixprojects Referred Toacknowledgementsbibliographyabout The Author