UK – Crossing the threshold: a community development approach to the use of church buildings

The guidance in this toolkit will be most useful to any congregation which wants to develop a new vision for their church, involving opening up their church building for wider community use and which may also include making physical changes to that building.

We hope it will help you:

•develop those parts of your church’s mission which are about community use and involvement.

•use your building to reconnect with your local community while also providing a sustainable future for your church as a place of worship.

•achieve the balance between conserving the historic fabric of your building/s and your mission and the desire to make your church more accessible and able to meet the needs of a 21st century place of worship.

•understand the process and the stages involved in getting a community-based, re-ordering project off the ground and through to completion

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