MAKING PROPERTY SERVE MISSIONRethinking the Church's Buildings for 21st Century
has been published and is available in
paperback and e-book.
Making Property Serve Mission looks at the buildings and land accumulated by the Christian Church over two thousand years and asks, Is property enabling the mission of the Church in the twenty-first century? If so, how are churches achieving this aim, and if not, what should be done?
Making Property Serve Mission is available from 22 November 2016 in 292 page paperback and ebook. Paperback (234 x 156 mm with 77 colour illustrations) RRP $34.99 AUD, £21.99 GBP, $27.99 USD eBook RRP $19.99 AUD, £11.99 GBP, $15.99 USD
If your church is looking to optimise its buildings or land, Making Property Serve Mission is the definitive resource.
Architect Fred Batterton looks at church property and its impact on mission. He then explores the opportunities that buildings can offer, how to get started, options for financing and outcomes that can be expected.
Covering all building types and with 77 colour illustrations the book has 11 Sections with frequently asked questions and a call to action.
"A gift to the wider Church."
Daniel Bullock, Director of Mission & Ministries, Baptist Union of Victoria
“A wealth of insight.”
Dale Stephenson, Senior Pastor Crossway Baptist Church
"This book rekindles our longing to speak the good news with relevance, power and
Richard Giles, author of Re-pitching the Tent
In addition to seeing existing property in a new light, there is also a need to acknowledge new ways of being church and connecting with 21st century society in order to present the gospel message with clarity and relevance. Fred Batterton suggests clear approaches to successful outcomes and wise expenditure.
About the Author
FRED BATTERTON is an architect and director of Studio B Architects in Australia, having previously led a UK practice. He has researched the needs of churches in the UK, the US and Australia. He is passionate about how spaces impact upon the users of buildings, making places more effective and sustainable.
Fred blogs - yes he does, every 2 weeks …and mostly about property and mission.
"As church communities seek to engage with their neighbourhoods in the 21st century context, it is vital they are equipped with an understanding of how they can maximise existing or new property. Fred Batterton’s expertise, insight and wisdom in this area are a gift to the wider Church. I highly recommend this valuable resource." Daniel Bullock, Director of Mission & Ministries, Baptist Union of Victoria about Making Property Serve Mission
"This splendid resource provides an invaluable set of tools with
which to re-evaluate
the place of property in our missional planning and liturgical formation, whatever our
size or situation, and rekindles our longing see to the Church re-equipped and reenergised to speak
the good news with relevance, power and grace."
Richard Giles, Author of Re-pitching the Tent, Formerly Dean of Philadelphia Cathedral