What will your church building be used for in 10 years’ time? Our video Warehouse or wine bar shows Church Growth Trust’s heart to keep gospel halls and chapels in Gospel use and shows examples of how we have been able to do this.
Property trusteeship (and ownership) has been a specialism of Church Growth Trust for over 100 years (previously under Stewardship, UKET and initially as the East of England Evangelization Trust). Our Trust Corporation status enables us to own properties and to act as Sole Trustee for church or charity buildings. This is a real help when property Trusts struggle to maintain sufficient trustees or you as trustees wish to be relieved of your responsibility.
Church Growth Trust owns or acts as Sole Trustee for over 100 church properties across the UK. We actively manage these and work closely with the occupying churches. Where a church decides to close, we will find a new evangelical church to use the building as a centre of worship and outreach, to continue the Gospel witness to your local community.
Some of the benefits of Church Growth Trust’s property trusteeship service are:
- Long-term stewardship of properties
- Regular visits and advice
- Help with alterations, extensions or new development
- Secure Document Storage Service
- Access to Stewardship’s Consultancy Helpline
- Keeping churches up to date with current legislation
- Block policy building insurance
- Connections to help churches
To find out more about our trusteeship service, what you would get from us and how this would work, see our booklet Your Guide to Church Growth Trust’s Property Trusteeship Services
Quotes:Phil Coltman, Derby
“They have a real understanding of the background and traditions of the Brethren movement and are sensitive to what the buildings were made for and a vision for what they can be now.”
“Church Growth Trust helped the assembly deal with all the complications of handing over the property, as well as supporting them through the difficult decisions of giving up a life-work, the self-doubts and feelings of failure, helping the assembly see the changes as “a passing on of the baton”, rather than closing of a work.”Elder of assembly in Southend-on-Sea