The Life Cycle of a Property Project
*Please note that these steps can be scaled up or down depending on the size of the project.
Phase 1 - Preparation
Step 1 - Produce a Mission Plan & Property Profile
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.
Further resources: A step-by-step guide for managing development projects developed by the Church of England called Crossing the Threshold.
Developing Your Vision
Undertaking a Community Audit and Consulting with the Community
Step 2 - Do Your Research
Step 3 - Conduct a Feasibility Study
Step 5 - Add the Project to the Consents website
Step 6 - Obtain Initial Authorisations
Step 7 - Apply for Planning & LBAC Permissions
Step 8 - Funding
Step 9 - Obtain Final Consent
Step 10 - Procure a Contractor
Step 11 - Starting the Work
Step 12 - Handover and Celebrate Success
For further questions specific to Methodist Church buildings, please email the Property Support Officer on firstname.lastname@example.org.