Buildings for Mission

Introduction

Well-maintained and enhanced church buildings are a strong witness that the Christian faith is very much alive and making a positive difference in our communities- our buildings ‘speak’. They are our place for collective worship, a house of prayer and a resource for mission. 

Sections


Caring for Church Buildings (maintenance)
Resources available to assist churches maintain their buildings to ensure they are safe and positive places of welcome for people
Open Caring for Church Buildings (maintenance)

Community connections
Access support to help you engage with local communities to help shape the vision for your church building and gain wider support
Open Community connections

Godly vision for your church building
Resources to assist a church discern a Godly vision for its church building or hall
Open Godly vision for your church building

Redeveloping Church Buildings
Resources available to assist with sensitively redeveloping church buildings and making improvements to church halls
Open Redeveloping Church Buildings

Arts
Arts projects can be a powerful way to engage people by stimulating thought and emotions to consider new and deeper ways to look at life’s big questions and current issues.
Open Arts

Special events
Special events that are open for local people and visitors can help put a church on the map and encourage people to visit, often for the first time. It's also a great opportunity to work with other organisations and groups and form new links.
Open Special events

Open doors- welcoming visitors and tourists
Top Tips on improving your visitor welcome and sharing your Christian heritage with visitors and tourists
Open Open doors- welcoming visitors and tourists

Building God's Kingdom: research and reflections on church buildings
A research and development paper exploring the role, challenges, opportunities and future thinking about church buildings.
Open Building God's Kingdom: research and reflections on church buildings