Episode 28: Portable Location or Permanent Facility?

Renting, leasing, or owning. How does this affect your church plant or campus?

In Episode 28 of the New Churches Q&A Podcast, we discuss the dynamics of moving from a portable location to a permanent facility. Here is Daniel Riddick’s question,

Are there major “down sides” to moving too early from a portable setup to a permanent facility?

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • The positives and negatives of being in a portable location versus a permanent facility
  • The implications of moving from a portable location to a permanent facility
  • Being open to opportunities that God may bring your way

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurchesQA):

  • “The vision of your church may change when you move from a portable setup to a permanent facility.”
  • “When you’re in a portable location, it’s easy to focus outwards, but when you’re in your own building, the tendency is to focus inwards.”
  • “With a permanent building, you lock yourself into a place financially.”
  • “The moment you go down the route of securing a permanent facility, your culture will shift. Don’t do this too early”
  • “Families want to have predictability.”
  • “Focus on your church, but pray for opportune times to engage with those in your community.”

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