Making Property Serve Mission:: Re-thinking the Church's Buildings for the 21st Century

Making Property Serve Mission:: Re-thinking the Church's Buildings for the 21st Century

by Fred Batterton, Hadyn Bernau

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ISBN-13: 9780995387515
Publisher: Studio B Architects
Publication date: 12/06/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 292
File size: 9 MB

About the Author

Fred Batterton studied architecture at Oxford and is now a senior architect and director of Studio B Architects in Australia. Before this Fred was co-director of the award-winning Batterton Tyack Architects in the UK. His background includes researching the needs of contemporary churches in the UK, US and Australia. He has a special interest in how spaces impact upon the relationships of the users and how they benefit their core business. He has also worked on university buildings, aged care projects, individual and multi- unit housing including affordable housing and many other project types. Adaptation, repair and extension of heritage buildings has been a significant part of his work. Fred believes that new work should be designed and constructed to complement an existing heritage building of quality. It should be respectful piece of 21st century architecture, cleverly performing its role whilst making its claim to be of this age. Fred has worked with heritage church buildings in the UK and Australia, new suburban churches and has master-planned a mega-church. Alongside the experience of conservation and adaptation of heritage buildings he has also worked with developers to maximise development value and has applied this to the benefit of the church as landowners. He believes that new buildings should respond to their setting with confidence. Every building has a responsibility to contribute to the environment sustainably, practically and aesthetically. Fred was a churchwarden for nine years in a UK Oxfordshire Cotswold parish after which he became a member of St Aldate's, Oxford. Following this he immigrated to Australia where he has been a member of St Michael's North Carlton and a past Church Council member. Fred is married with five adult children and four grandchildren. Fred is passionate about how good quality design can improve life for the users of buildings, making them more effective and sustainable facilities and creating real value and enjoyment.
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 Contents

Introduction 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

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