Creative Solutions: Sharing Buildings

April 6, 2009 by

In this economy we’re in need of creative solutions. And I love it when the church is a part of those creative solutions.

Intermedia Arts is a local nonprofit in Minneapolis that’s been having a serious budget crisis. Salem Lutheran Church and Lyndale United Church of Christ are two churches that partner to share space and were looking for a temporary home.

Salem Lutheran Church and Lyndale UCC are now renting space from Intermedia Arts. All three organizations are coming together and everybody wins. That’s cool.

Even reading about the partnership between the two churches sounds like a winning plan:

This partnership is not a merger, but a way for both congregations to be better stewards of their resources while still celebrating their individual history and identity and living within this ecumenical agreement.

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Kevin D. Hendricks

When Kevin isn't busy as the editor of Church Marketing Sucks, he runs his own writing and editing company, Monkey Outta Nowhere. Kevin has been blogging since 1998, runs the hyperlocal site West St. Paul Reader, and has published several books, including 137 Books in One Year: How to Fall in Love With Reading, The Stephanies and all of our church communication books.
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One Response to “Creative Solutions: Sharing Buildings”

  • josh reich
    April 6, 2009

    i would agree. i’m the lead pastor of revolution church ( in tucson, az.
    we are 7 months old and we meet saturday nights and rent from another church. it has been a great partnership. it gives us space throughout the week, we have updated their a/v equipment and it helps them financially.
    it has been a win/win.

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