Church properties are one of the most important assets that parishes have to host and support ministry and service. To keep staff, members, and the public safe, many parishes have had to partially or fully close their buildings for regular use, including those programs and ministries that serve the wider community. At the same time, the need to maintain, steward, and safeguard these important assets remains one of the many and unique challenges that parishes now confront. In this webinar, leaders from the national nonprofit Partners for Sacred Places, and staff from St. Martin’s, Houston, present best practices and share helpful guidance on how to adapt as stewards of your property even while it is mostly or completely empty. This presentation also discusses ways that congregations can find new or temporary ways to collaborate with public agencies and other human and social services to use their buildings in support of efforts to meet the needs of the community.
This webinar was presented by The CEEP Network. Their resources for the COVID-19 Crisis can be found here.
Slides from the webinar are available for download.