10 ideas from social entrepreneurs – using others’ resources to get a mission done

This 1.5 hour 2017 video from the London School of Economics’ Marshall Institute, (“We do research and teaching in the field of private action for public benefit”), is on the subject of social entrepreneurs. It describes them as people who identify a pressing injustice or market failure AND have an idea of how to use … More 10 ideas from social entrepreneurs – using others’ resources to get a mission done

Community owned businesses that use rural church buildings help sustain the church

This research used 5 full case studies and 2 shorter ones to consider whether community owned businesses can help sustain rural places of worship.  Social enterprises, (more recently called community businesses/co-operatives), are trading organisations with social and community objectives.  Any surplus funds they generate is used to fulfill social purposes.   Examples are community owned shops … More Community owned businesses that use rural church buildings help sustain the church

Toolkit – using your church building to offer an open welcome

Open Welcome is a new resource from Germinate: The Arthur Rank Centre.  It is designed to help rural churches consider how they might use their building to offer welcome and hospitality to those in their community, both residents and visitors. Church buildings have the capacity to move people.  So we need to view them as more than just bricks … More Toolkit – using your church building to offer an open welcome

Entrepreneurs in rural church leadership – 10 tips & headlines from a lecture

This video of Michael Volland’s 2016 Germinate lecture on entrepreneurs in rural church leadership is well worth a look.  Here’s a summary of his top 10 tips and then a quick tour through the video if you don’t have time to watch all 50 minutes. Top 10 Tips for Rural Church Entrepreneurs 1. Think of … More Entrepreneurs in rural church leadership – 10 tips & headlines from a lecture