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August 26, 2019 / Published in Faith-Based
Why Focus on Selling a Church Property? Church communities ebb and flow as their surroundings change, and some even find themselves in the position of selling a church. Matching a church’s need for space with the right building is an ever-evolving challenge. Maybe a young church is growing rapidly and needs to move into a
August 20, 2019 / Published in Faith-Based
If your church is struggling to keep its congregants — due to high housing costs in your community or other issues — it might be time to assess whether you’re using your church building efficiently and find new ways to make money with your church property. If not, consider leasing unused spaces to an outside
Momentum is building for local churches turning their own properties into affordable-housing developments. FOX Channel 2 came out with the latest report detailing this growing trend in the Bay Area. The story highlights the current development project by Glad Tidings Church of God in Christ. The church is refurbishing 63 dilapidated Hayward apartments that sit
Churches have been following the command to “love your neighbor” for two millennia, but that effort has taken on a new wrinkle in the Bay Area in recent years. Soaring housing prices in a gentrifying region has meant that many Bay Area neighbors have been forced from their homes and left homeless or displaced. In
Churches understand what it means to serve. To sacrifice. They care for their congregants and their communities without fanfare or reward. Until they can’t anymore. Declining church attendance is already more the rule than the exception. Add on a housing crisis, and mere survival has become increasingly difficult for churches in the Bay Area, as
April 18, 2019 / Published in Faith-Based
Churches are built on relationships. But what does a church do when it’s time to renegotiate a lease with a decades-old building tenant? New Bridges Presbyterian Church in Hayward, California, had old leases that were holding it back. The leadership learned it can be helpful to have a third-party professional on hand to look out
January 14, 2019 / Published in Faith-Based
One for-profit business selling property to another is straightforward, as is one nonprofit organization selling a property to another. But what about a husband and wife who want to sell a rental property so that it sustains them in retirement but also want to ensure that the property continues to do good in the community?
December 10, 2018 / Published in Faith-Based
American churches are finding that their buildings are no longer the community social landmark they once were. A decrease in faith is partially to blame; the percentage of adults who identify as Christian dropped from 78.4% in 2008 to 70.6% in the latest Pew survey. The greatest decline can be seen in mainline Protestant churches
November 26, 2018 / Published in Faith-Based
On average, cars spend 95 percent of the day parked, doing nothing. That’s a big part of why Uber has taken off. It gives drivers the opportunity to put those wasted hours to use. Think about your church building. On average, how often is it used? On Sundays, for sure, and maybe Wednesday nights. But
October 18, 2018 / Published in Faith-Based
Correcting out-of-date and inaccurate property titles isn’t on the top of many to-do lists, but the consequences of ignoring them could prove dramatic, especially if the congregation decides to sell the property. The best way to avoid any property title pitfalls is to pull a preliminary title report. The report contains a host of information,
September 18, 2018 / Published in Faith-Based
In 2015, when Resonate Church moved its Sunday services to the American High School gymnasium in Fremont, California, church leaders already knew they couldn’t stay there long. The gym was big enough for the church’s growing membership, but it came with many downsides. Every Sunday morning, 50 volunteers spent 90 minutes setting up for service:
September 17, 2018 / Published in Faith-Based
Nothing causes anxiety quite like an expensive emergency repair. However, most “emergencies” are a lot more preventable than you may think. It’s true that you can’t avoid your church building’s roof, foundation, plumbing and electrical systems from ever failing. But you can anticipate those failures, plan for them and address problems in their infancy before