Starting a Property Project
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.
For further questions specific to Methodist Church buildings, please email the Property Support Officer on email@example.com.