Resources e-letter 12:1 - February 2012
This e-letter announces the latest Article to be uploaded to the site, A28 Rooms to let. This is designed for churches wanting to hire out their premises or review their current arrangements. There is also a note on the site's thematic index pages with examples from the Planning page.
Rooms to let
Here is detailed advice on how to go about letting your church buildings out for others to use. There are nine sections divided into three parts as follows:
Them and us
- Clarify purpose and vision
- Assess the spaces available
- Identify your target users
Nuts and bolts
- Fix the pricing structure
- Take advice on legal details
- Beware potential problems
Serve and volley
- Serve professionally
- Set up management and staffing
- Market your product
This article will be invaluable to any church letting out its premises for the first time or reviewing or extending its present level of lettings.
To download or print this out, go here or see A28 on the Articles page of the Resources section. You can check out a complete listing of all the Articles or the Training Notes or the Health-checks. There are 97 items all available free of charge for individual use, as discussion-starters for church councils and leadership groups, and for encouraging and training those involved in various areas of church service.
The Resources section of the website also lists all the items under six themes:Leadership, Management, Structures, Planning, Communication and Administration. Within each of these there are further sub-divisions.
As an example, here are items listed under ‘Planning’ and the sub-division, ‘The planning process’.
A4 Twelve questions to help you plan
TN17 Suggested questions for an annual review
TN25 The radical values that Jesus taught
TN32 What do you mean by ‘vision’?
TN48 Let’s get purpose statements right
TN54 Creating space for a Planning Retreat.
Check out these index pages when searching for items you need
If you have already registered on the website you can log in and then comment on any of the 97 items in the Resources section. If not you can register now: in the right-hand column of every page on the site there is a ‘Log in/Register’ link in red. Click this and then the red wording ‘register as a website user’. It is quite straightforward and you will then be helping start debates on the issues that the website is covering. Thank you!