A record number of new churches are launching across North America. This is a great thing! Most of these new churches will initially choose to meet in a rented facility like a school, movie theater, or community center. While church is never only about the building, renting a building for your new church or campus that works with your vision is very important. You want your facility to be recognizable, navigable, relevant and affordable. You know that environment and attendee experience matters and you want the site to capture your church’s DNA and personality.
Launching strong in a rented space is certainly possible, but the skills required to develop a portable solution that is efficient, reproducible, long-lasting, and minimizes volunteer burnout is normally outside of a church’s core gifting, focus, and experience. That is why we exist!
Over the past twenty years, Portable Church Industries has built a large, dedicated team of tech directors, graphic designers, wood workers, custom case builders, volunteer coordinators, worship experience designers, and portable efficiency integrators all focused on helping churches launch strong, be operationally sustainable, and thrive.
As we have helped thousands of churches launch portably over the past twenty years, we have noticed the top four portable concepts to keep in mind: Efficiency, Volunteer Care, Generational Concepts, and Reproducible Models.