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Consulting Services

Partners builds the capability of congregational leadership for building care, shared use, and capital fundraising through training programs, fundraising assistance, and organizational and facility assessments. In the process, Partners becomes a trusted resource and guide as congregations examine and weigh opportunities.

Every sacred place is the center of a unique network for parishioners, neighbors, and friends. Having worked with thousands of sacred places across the country, Partners is uniquely positioned to help faith and lay leaders leverage these networks. Built on groundbreaking research and decades of diverse experiences, Partners’ expertise has helped congregations meet, and exceed, their goals – both in fundraising and community impact.

Partners consulting services can bring these unique tools, expertise, and resources to your congregation and community. Partners’ model focuses on the gifts, talents, and resources of every sacred place and their community to enhance the congregation’s capacity to meet the needs of the present and plan for the future!

Capital Campaign Services assist congregations to design and implement a fundraising campaign that leverages community-wide support.

Feasibility, Discovery, and Readiness Studies help congregations identify congregational and community support for capital improvements and civic impact.

Community Engagement Services assist congregations to build and strengthen relationships with neighbors and partners to increase investment in, and active use of, their historic buildings.

Space-Sharing and Adaptive Re-use assessments and tools assist congregations to develop strategies to activate underutilized spaces aligning with the congregation’s mission and vision.

Halo Valuation analyses give congregations language and tools to understand and communicate their impact to community and civic stakeholders.


Fear Not! Capital Campaigns in the Time of COVID

Congregations that had begun capital campaign projects before the pandemic or those just about to launch a campaign successfully developed novel solutions. Capital campaigns are organized, planned efforts to raise substantial sums of money in a relatively short period to make capital improvements, fund new ministries, or perhaps create an endowment – and are never easy in the best of circumstances.

Property Insurance Claims at Sacred Places: Free Webinars

Sacred Places are valuable buildings that represent decades (or even centuries) of investment, sacrifice, and service. When buildings suffer damages from natural disasters, or other incidents covered by insurance, it is important that building stewards can fully reclaim losses to make needed repai [...]

Community Learning Hubs in Sacred Places

Community Learning Hubs in Sacred Places In response to COVID-19, school districts across the country are conducting classes fully or partially on-line during the 2020-2021 school year. Many families with resources have paid instructors to supervise their children in “pods”, while parents with fle [...]

An Interview with The Rev. Katherine Glaze Lyle

The Rev. Katherine Glaze LylePhoto courtesy of Kim Leeson Chairperson, Partners for Sacred Places Pamela Green: “Katherine, you are a woman of deep and abiding faith. You have been the pastor of several churches, and you are a well-loved and respected leader in the United Methodist Church. Given [...]