Starting a Property Project


Step 1

Produce a Mission Plan and Church Profile (2 Parts)

Part One - Mission Plan

Mission is heart of what we do.  The Evangelism & Growth team have produced a  Mission Planning Toolkit (recommended reading) with guidance to help churches write a mission plan.  There a several ways of writing a mission plan listed in the toolkit but the simplest form can be found here.    

Part Two - Property Profile

As part of the mission planning process, a Church Property Profile should be completed.  This template will help trustees to conduct of thorough evaluation for the potential uses for the property within Methodist ownership.  Once completed, a copy of the Church Property Profile should be sent to the District Property Secretary.  

A step-by-step guide for managing development projects within the Methodist church is being created but in the  meantime, the Church of England have created a useful toolkit called Crossing the Threshold,  which has been developed collaboratively with organisations such as  All Churches Trust,  National Churches Trust and  Historic Religious Building Alliance.  

Please note that this document is written from an Anglican point of view and therefore, there will be several differences especially in regards to governance. 

You can download the whole toolkit in PDF format here: Crossing the Threshold Toolkit.
Alternatively, you can download the chapters individually:

For further questions specific to Methodist Church buildings, please email the Property Support Officer on  

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