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Sharing Your Church Building [Paperback]

By Ralph D. Curtin (Author)
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Pages   185
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.52" Width: 6.35" Height: 0.42"
Weight:   0.51 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2006
Publisher   Wipf & Stock Publishers
ISBN  1597529168  
EAN  9781597529167  


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New and fledgling ministries often do not have the resources for constructing or purchasing their own buildings. In turn, church leaders overseeing buildings with available space have a special calling toward serving the kingdom of God-the daily sharing of church facilities with other congregations, ministries, and schools. Sharing Your Church Building is a one-of-a-kind resource that will help pastors and congregations successfully navigate through the changes and decisions that are involved in sharing facilities. For example, church utility, maintenance, and renovation costs quickly add up, and a sharing of such expenses between the church and its tenants is vital. Personality differences arise, particularly with perceptions of turf, ownership, and sense of identity. Communication barriers often emerge when congregations of different ethnicities share a common space. Each of these issues, and more, are explored in this book. Ralph D. Curtin offers management insights related to church sharing, provides specific problem-solving guidelines, and helps leaders from both the host and guest ministries to anticipate problems before they occur. He also lends tools for preparing and educating a congregation on sharing its church building and shares insights on setting healthy boundaries that allow each ministry to prosper.

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Reviews - What do our customers think?
No recommendation here  Jul 25, 2006
"Though the subtitle is "A Must Read for Any Church Leader Considering a Church-Sharing Arrangement," I really don't see any audience for this book.

Curtin pastors a large church in Florida, with multiple buildings and extensive grounds. His "American" congregation shares facilities with a Brazilian and a Haitian congregation, with the Brazilian ministry the largest of the three Throughout the text, the author emphasizes that the sharing arrangement should be among congregations of the same denominational background, and this led to my biggest concern with the whole text: if the congregations share the same faith and doctrine, WHY are they not joined in real unity? Yes, there are cultural differences, but these distinctions could be continued and honored even more by truly being members one of another in full communion. The primary reason for the separation seems to be a concern with what the community might think; he repeatedly stresses the need to be sure that everyone is aware that the church is still "American"--even to the point of removing a jointly paid for sign that listed both congregations in the meeting information. The author asks "Do you want your church to be known as an American church? An American-Brazilian church? An American-Brazilian-Haitian church?" while failing to ask the really important question, do you want your church to be known as a Christian church?

One other significant weakness: all of the discussion on problems within the groups concern how to handle those issues caused by the "guest" church, with little or no admission that the host congregation could also be at fault when differences occur.

The book has some good observations on making sure that all agreements are spelled out clearly and in writing, but they are not enough to give this more than one star.
 
No recommendation here  Jul 25, 2006
"Though the subtitle is "A Must Read for Any Church Leader Considering a Church-Sharing Arrangement," I really don't see any audience for this book.

Curtin pastors a large church in Florida, with multiple buildings and extensive grounds. His "American" congregation shares facilities with a Brazilian and a Haitian congregation, with the Brazilian ministry the largest of the three Throughout the text, the author emphasizes that the sharing arrangement should be among congregations of the same denominational background, and this led to my biggest concern with the whole text: if the congregations share the same faith and doctrine, WHY are they not joined in real unity? Yes, there are cultural differences, but these distinctions could be continued and honored even more by truly being members one of another in full communion. The primary reason for the separation seems to be a concern with what the community might think; he repeatedly stresses the need to be sure that everyone is aware that the church is still "American"--even to the point of removing a jointly paid for sign that listed both congregations in the meeting information. The author asks "Do you want your church to be known as an American church? An American-Brazilian church? An American-Brazilian-Haitian church?" while failing to ask the really important question, do you want your church to be known as a Christian church?

One other significant weakness: all of the discussion on problems within the groups concern how to handle those issues caused by the "guest" church, with little or no admission that the host congregation could also be at fault when differences occur.

The book has some good observations on making sure that all agreements are spelled out clearly and in writing, but they are not enough to give this more than one star.
 

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