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.
|Publisher:||Studio B Architects|
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About the Author
FIAA (Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia). Leader at Cause Way. Contributed to Part Nine: How can we pay for it?
Table of ContentsIntroduction Part One: What is the Church's core business? Chapter 1: Worshipping God-loving with heart, soul and mind Chapter 2: Make disciples and teach Chapter 3: Loving your neighbour Chapter 4: Love one another Chapter 5: Mission analysis methods Part Two: What property do you have? Chapter 6: Church with borrowed property Chapter 7: Heritage buildings Chapter 8: The 20th century church building Chapter 9: The warehouse church Chapter 10: Mega-church Chapter 11: The property rich and cash poor church Part Three: How can property serve mission? Chapter 12: Sacred space and secular activities Chapter 13: Encouraging relationships with God and one another Chapter 14: Street art and public relevance Chapter 15: Sharing and sustainability Chapter 16: Your local mission issues Part Four: Is my building a help or a hindrance? Chapter 17: Testing the property inventory against mission Chapter 18: How did it come to this? Chapter 19: Being wise stewards Part Five: What are our opportunities? Chapter 20: Being clear about heritage Chapter 21: Heritage building location Chapter 22: Multi-use opportunities in heritage churches Chapter 23: Drivers for change in heritage buildings Chapter 24: The opportunities for new buildings Part Six: Who has the skills to help? Chapter 25: Roles within the church Chapter 26: Obtaining professional advice Chapter 27: Ask others who have completed their buildings Part Seven: What are the basic design considerations? Chapter 28: Entry and welcome Chapter 29: The foyer or narthex Chapter 30: Worship auditorium design Chapter 31: Appropriate rooms for gathering Chapter 32: Kitchens and toilets Chapter 33: Accessibility, storage, health and safety Chapter 34: Heating, cooling and energy generation Chapter 35: Natural and artificial lighting Part Eight: What are the processes? Chapter 36: The missional master plan Chapter 37: Integrated mission and development master plan Chapter 38: Design and construction Chapter 39: Master plan and maintain Part Nine: How can we pay for it? Chapter 40: Return on investment Chapter 41: Funding to buy and build Chapter 42: Releasing property value Chapter 43: Shareholder renting Chapter 44: Taxation and financial control Part Ten: Troubleshooting and frequently asked questions Chapter 45: How to encourage commitment Chapter 46: Familiarity and comfort in the status quo Chapter 47: Dealing with dissent and fear of member loss Chapter 48: The too hard basket, delay and inertia Chapter 49: Managing gatekeepers and stormtroopers Chapter 50: Spending on buildings for us or giving to the developing world? Part Eleven: Conclusion Chapter 51: Mission enabled Chapter 52: The call to action Appendix Projects referred to Acknowledgements Bibliography About the author