What if congregations constructed or retrofitted buildings for the needs of and use by community context more than for the church programs? Some congregations would protest that their buildings are already available to the community. Agreed. Sort of.
What is suggested here is that buildings be conceptualized as community buildings the congregation also has an opportunity to use. This is very different than what is found in many congregations who desire that buildings are primarily for their use. This is one of the challenges for transforming congregations. We must always love the ministry context more than ourselves.