Sunday School wings that sit vacant 167 out of 168 hours (or 99.4% of the time) each week.
Sanctuaries that *might* get twice as much usage: perhaps 98.8% vacant.
Teensy offices to house part-time staff so they can feel claustrophobic for the 10 hours per week they’re in the building, while there’s tens of thousands of square feet sitting utterly unoccupied.
And yet the first question anyone who’s never been part of a church plant asks is inevitably — you guessed it! — “When do you plan on getting a building?”
The easiest way to get outside of the “four walls” of the church is to not have “four walls” to begin with.
Don’t whine about having to set up chairs and tables. Celebrate the fact that you get to configure them in whatever way you want. Don’t complain about not having an office. Celebrate the fact that you can work anywhere–at the library, coffee shop, or at your kitchen table. Don’t fret about not having your own turf. Celebrate the fact that your church is a body and not a building. And celebrate the fact that you aren’t wasting real estate and the money and energy it costs to maintain it for the 8,632 hours annually that your church is scattered into its neighborhoods and vocations.
Get these daily posts in your email inbox.