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Mission and Buildings

The exercises and assessment suggestions offered here require as a starting point an understanding of how the buildings we occupy and which have become a part of us shapes the way we see ourselves and what we can and cannot do. We are shaped by our inheritance.

To fully understand what we are being called to be and the facilities we actually need and can support it is essential to first develop this understanding and to seek external assistance if needed to step outside the sphere of influence and see ourselves afresh.

This applies equally to working with existing buildings and developing new ones. We would suggest that this robust assessment as a response to the needs of the Church should take account of the following:

Do we really need a building?

What sort of building do we need?

What do our buildings say about us?