Extending Ministry Footprint through Building Use
What steps need to be taken as you expand your ministry’s mission and enter into different arrangements that alter the way your property is being used?
Many churches are extending their ministry beyond church services. Hosting groups and events, as well as starting new types of ministries, can be a vital part of community outreach and can be a significant source of income that supports the sustainability of your ministry.
Church properties are being used for preschools, thrift stores, soup kitchens and shelters. Many are also providing sanctuary for undocumented citizens. Vestries are also adding events and leasing space that require different types of agreements.
In this webinar, Steve Follos of the Church Insurance Agency will discuss the types of extension ministries that congregations are taking part in and the actions that church leaders need to consider when adding these types of arrangements.
Paul Stephens is the Vice President of Marketing and Risk Management Services at the Church Insurance Agency Corporation. Paul serves as the agency's chief marketing officer and risk management resource. In addition, he serves a region consisting of ten Episcopal Diocese’ and their associated congregations; working directly with church leaders to develop risk management and insurance programs which meet their unique needs. Paul also manages the activities of four Direct Sales Representatives in the Enrollment Center. Prior to joining The Church Insurance Agency Corporation, Paul worked in various marketing, service and underwriting capacities for Fireman’s Fund, Nationwide, Old American Life Insurance and SAFECO. Paul resides in the Nashville, TN area with his wife Kelly and daughters Melody and Piper.