- Mission: Retrofit helps churches live into mission in a post-Christian context by finding new purpose for their unused or underutilized buildings.
- Vision: “We help churches breathe life into their neighborhoods, by discovering new uses for their existing assets to better serve their communities.”
Theology of Place
Space + Presence = Place
God Locates Us in Place for His Purposes
A Building and Land is a Tool of Ministry
Change is Part of God’s Plan
“A place is where people gather. To pray, to learn, to sing, and to serve.” — Joanne Gains of “Fixer Upper” fame
The Retro:fit Process
A Process That Produces Results
We created the Retrofit process to give church and denominational leadership the answers needed to make more informed decisions about under-performing or struggling assets and ministries.
The Retrofit process helps your leadership maximize “place” by evaluating owned assets, as well as developing a better understanding of the local neighborhood, market, social and theological climate.
- ASSESS Needs of the current Congregation and leadership.
- HELP congregational leadership communicate and honor the history of the past and current Ministries.
- IDENTIFY Opportunities for new Ministry and Spiritual Presence in the surrounding neighborhood.
- INVENTORY and assess the hard value represented in the current assets.
- EXPLORE alternative uses of the property in concert with approaches to the local ministry and needs of the surrounding community and neighborhood.
All of this happens in a curated experience seeking the input of leadership, congregation, current users, neighbors, neighborhood leaders, real estate and development professionals, the local non-profit community and civic leaders.
By tapping into this broad knowledge and experience, we help you match church and ministry mission to the current community needs, regulatory climate, and the trends in the hyper-local real estate market.
At the conclusion of our process, you receive an actionable report, recommendations, and consultation on your options of the most promising next steps in moving forward.