Part of my job as a church management solutions provider is to talk to churches about what works, what doesn't, and what makes them successful. What I learned from these conversations is that the obvious answer is to gradually convert church buildings to employee contact list accommodate local community activities that are struggling to employee contact list stay afloat. Survival of the most adaptable, you might say.Although many people are non-religious and do not use a church for religious purposes, 85% of the British public visit a church each year . We think of them as museums, art galleries, concert halls and peaceful retreats.
This diversification is already pioneering.Far from closing to become stores or warehouses, many churches host a wide range of cultural gatherings and the employee contact list activities. Some churches already house village shops, farmers' markets, food banks, post offices and Wi-Fi cafes. They make the most of their precious resources to become an indispensable part of their environment. An empty room is a waste, but it can be put to good use for the local community and church finances.Additionally, allowing others to employee contact list rent your room can lead to building an undamaged relationship with the church.Imagine, for example.
A woman named Mary. Although Mary, a non-practicing theist, would never have chosen to attend a church service, she did attend a local concert held at St. Peter's. She was later invited to a birthday party which was also held there. Gradually, she got to employee contact list know some of the staff at St. Peter's. She loved them and the building and decided that although she wasn't ready for a service yet, she would like to explore her beliefs at the church cafe in the morning. A few months later, St. Peter's welcomed Mary as its newest member.Many churches I have spoken to employee contact list feel that renting their facilities has been an essential part of their growth and development.