It was such an honor to sit down with Thom Rainer and Jonathan Howe to talk “shop”…at least “shop” from my perspective and paradigm. But even more than the honor of doing the interview is the fact that top level church leaders are seeing how critical it is to steward the ministry facilities God has entrusted to them. I have been beating this drum for over 9 years and it thrills me to see the attention churches are now giving to the life cycle and capital reserve initiatives needed to properly steward their ministry tools.
Take a few minutes and check our this interview. It covers a lot of ground in a short amount of time…such as:
- Everything on earth has been entrusted by God to us to care for.
- Stewardship in the church isn’t just about money.
- The expenses needed to take care of a facility are not an optional thing, they are an inevitable thing.
- We know facility issues will come up in the church, it’s prudent for us to plan for them.
- Facilities won’t save souls. They are tools for us to use to see people saved and to disciple the saints.
- Churches need four master plans—ones for ministry, finance, facility, and sustainability.
- Church utility costs should average between $1 and $1.50 per square foot annually.
- Effective facility usage can lead to more effective ministry because you’re able to put more resources into ministry.
Click the image below to listen…and then apply what you hear!