RootedGood resources to help your church navigate new economic models for mission and ministry utilizing buildings and properties.
Based on feedback from congregations, RootedGood Created this series of guides to help churches navigate new economic models for mission and ministry with a particular focus on the effective use of buildings and property. These tools can be downloaded in PDF format with a Mycelium membership (along with many other resources) or ordered in beautiful print format through our Blurb store.
Renting out space can further a church's mission and provide a much-needed home for community organizations and businesses. At its best rental income can both fulfill aspects of the mission of the church and bring in much-needed income. However, there are challenges with developing a rental model: if not done well it can detract from the mission of the church, require significant capital costs, and, unless effectively managed, can easily cost more money than it generates. This tool will help you learn how to build a rental model that works both for your mission and your money by guiding you through the following steps:
Are you considering building housing or some other development on your property? Are you looking into working with a property developer? This guide will help you get clear on what your congregation needs and wants out of a development on your property so you will be able to move into pre-development and a productive relationship with a property developer.
Has someone in your congregation said, “maybe we should sell the building?” Then this is the place to start. The sale of a church property is a pivotal and unique moment where a congregation can reimagine how best to further mission in their community. This guide will help build confidence and capacity within a congregation that is considering selling their church property.
How to Sell Well will guide you through exercises and conversation around these vital questions:
A guide to the thorny question of taxes for churches that start generating new forms of income.Preview
A framework to help you align you money with your mission for maximum good.Preview
A game to play with congregation members to see the gifts and needs around your church more clearly.Preview
“The question of church property is one of the defining issues facing American Christianity during the next few years.”
Interested in facilitating creative and imaginative conversations about how your congregation can use its resources to serve your local community?
Useful for online or in-person discussions, Let's Talk About Resources is a collaborative tool created in partnership with Lake Institute on Faith & Giving.