Flexible Space

Disciples Church Extension Fund. Accessed November 30, 2017.
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If your facility seems inadequate for your ministry or community needs, or if you are wondering about the advantages and disadvantages of converting your facility into flexible space, then this brief article from the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is for you. “As a congregation considers its facility needs, it should always begin by evaluating the priorities and needs of its ministry.” This discussion of flexible space notes that smaller facilities with multi-purpose spaces have financial advantages because they are more efficient and easier to use, operate, and maintain. Nevertheless, the challenges of flexible space are real: limited storage, the advance planning required to reduce room and calendar conflicts, and an increased demand for cleaning and organizing. Congregations that are rethinking the use of their facilities can use this article as a conversation starter or as an assessment and planning tool.