In:Dependence
In:Dependence
Sep 21, 2022
On Churches Without Buildings (with Richard Wardman)
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What are the challenges and advantages of being a church that doesn't have a building?

In this episode of In:Dependence, Adrian Reynolds (FIEC Head of National Ministries and elder at Christchurch Harborough) and Richard Wardman (pastor at New City Church, Milton Keynes) discuss their share experiences of leading churches without buildings.

Our apologies that the first 24 seconds of audio are low quality due to a technical glitch.

00:00 - Introduction
01:21 - New City Church in Milton Keynes
05:09 - Storage and set-up in a rented building
08:25 - Refreshments in a rented building
09:53 - Fighting against building envy
11:22 - Benefits of renting a building
15:51 - Relationships with building owners
18:39 - Flexibility in renting a venue
21:37 - The ministry of setting-up
23:59 - Meeting mid-week without a building
27:13 - Praying for a church building

You can watch a video of this episode and access further resources for church leaders on the FIEC website.

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