Congregations are about people. But your physical space is also an important asset requiring thought and care. Facility management leader Tim Cool shares his convictions that caring for your congregation's facility is caring for something that God has entrusted to you.
Join us for this workshop and explore the four components of facility stewardship – dreaming, planning, building and sustaining. You’ll discover why your facilities matter and how they impact the community and guests. Cool will help you define the simple, yet impactful word “guest” - and talk about why words matter. You’ll work on developing the four master plans that every congregation must have and learn how to establish a capital reserve plan and keep it active and current.
By the end of the event, you will be able to:
- articulate why your facilities matter and how they impact the community and guests.
- describe the incredibly simple, and yet impactful word “guest” - and why words matter.
- develop the four master plans that every congregation must have.
- establish a Capital Reserve Plan and keep it active and current.
Tim Cool is the founder of Cool Solutions Group and has assisted nearly 400 congregations throughout the United States with their facility needs. He has collaborated with congregations in the areas of facility needs analysis, design coordination, pre-construction and construction management as well as life cycle planning/facility management.
This workshop is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Eastern time) Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Mt. Auburn United Methodist Church in Greenwood and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Central time) on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Simpson United Methodist Church in Evansville. The cost is $30 per person. When congregational teams of three or more register together, the cost is discounted to $25 per person. This fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and a copy of Cool’s book Plan 4 It: The 4 Essential Master Plans for Every Church. Workshops are limited to Indiana congregations.
How can you maximize your learning in this workshop and others? Check out this Center for Congregations article, "Getting the Most from an Education Event."