Episode 290: Advantages & Disadvantages to Planting in an Old Church

Never look a gift horse in the mouth…Unless it’s a church building, then you always should look.

In Episode 290 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd discuss the pros and cons of planting in old buildings. Here’s Joe with today’s question: 

I am a church planter in central Indiana and was gifted a building by my denomination. I am curious about the pitfalls of planting a church in a building that was once a church. Should that space be more of a public space? What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of planting in an old church? 

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • Helpful cautious to consider when inheriting an old church building. 
  • How to leverage that space for your church’s financial gain. 

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “Never look a gift horse in the mouth…Unless it’s a church building, then you always should look.”–@ToddAdkins
  • “If someone is gifting you a facility, you definitely need to thoroughly check the building.”–@ToddAdkins
  • “Different generations respond differently to different venues.”–@ToddAdkins
  • “When you go into an older building, what you need to understand is that the built environment and space is going to inform the values of your church as much as the ones you have on the wall.”@danielsangi

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