Environmental Sustainability/ Stewardship

Disciples Church Extension Fund.

This article looks at ways to maximize congregational resources by minimizing the building's carbon footprint.


six energy-saving renovations, energy audit, how the facility is used, clarifying and creating ministry priorities

Best For

lay leaders and facility managers of any faith tradition



Suggested Uses

  • Consider how the facility is used and whether it can be maximized to serve the congregation's mission by establishing a team to clarify and create ministry priorities.
  • Reduce energy costs by doing an energy audit of the congregation's facility.

About the Contributor

Marie Fleming

Marie Fleming was a contract resource consultant for the Center for Congregations. Her consulting practice includes congregation-based Permaculture Design and equipping congregations for creation care.

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