Rethinking Church Property Webinar from May 13  

We continue our series on ways to maximize use of properties and their potential for the benefit of both the church and the community. Understanding how to make the most of these spaces can impact our communities and contribute to supporting and sustaining our churches and our ministries.

 

Thank you for joining us. Please take the post-webinar survey 
UBIT Handout .PDF

Webinar speakers include:

Rev. Kerry Sumpter Smith, Senior Pastor, White Rock UMC in Dallas

https://wrumc.org
Rev. Sumpter Smith will share how they’ve created revenue with their building.
Their experiences include renting space to multiple non-profits and community residents.
They will also discuss involvement where a nearby church had closed and was turned into a community center and community garden. 

Matt Austin and Matt Patrick – Co-Pastors of University UMC in Tulsa, OK

https://www.uumctulsa.org
Rev. Austin and Rev. Patrick will share from their experiences with leasing out their building to non-profits and residents. They created a for-profit enterprise selling coffee that creates revenue above expenses for the church. 

Ashley Voss, CPA, Ratliff + Associates

https://ratliffcpas.com
General Overview of UBIT (Unrelated Business Income Tax)
Ashley Voss will cover a general overview allowing that UBIT is a broad topic that can be very nuanced and unique to individual organizations.

Rethinking Church Property: Webinar from January:

 

The slide deck from the presentation may be viewed below or downloaded.

 

Thank you for joining us. Please take the post-webinar survey.

See Additional Resources at: www.txcumc.org/churchpropertyresources

 

During this session, we will explore strategies to monetize church properties and maximize their potential for the benefit of both the church and the community. Understanding how to make the most of these spaces can impact our communities and contribute to supporting and sustaining our churches and our ministries.

 

Our discussion will cover topics centered around:

  • Creative ways to utilize church property for additional income.

  • Legal and tax considerations in monetizing church spaces.

  • Resources and connections to help find guidance.

 

Your participation will not only equip you with new insights, but it will also foster conversation and collaboration among our congregations to share ideas and resources.

 

Webinar speakers include:

      • Dr. Will Reed – Strategies for engaging TAC approved real estate firms and others.

      • Rev Jill Daniel – United Methodist early childhood centers.

      • Vendors to monetize your parking lots, buildings, and other properties.

 

Why attend?

      • Churches have under-utilized buildings, parking lots and vacant land.

      • Aging property is expensive!

      • Expert help is needed to know the opportunities of rental market and commercial real estate factors.

      • Churches and pastors feel isolated in this work.

      • Decisions about church buildings are emotional.

      • Times have changed. Churches need revenue beyond the offering plate.

 

Together, let's explore innovative ways to empower our congregations and the communities we serve. Contact Rev. Robert Besser with questions at: