Many of you know that here in Kenosha we are involved in a building project for a new facility that will be shared equally by my congregation (Kenosha Family Church--A Church of the Nazarene) and our local Spanish-speaking congregation (Amigos en Cristo Church of the Nazarene).
To clarify, this is not a multi-congregational church, but rather two independently organized churches sharing the same building. (To avoid the landlord/tenant issue we asked the district to hold title to the property and they agreed.)
Thursday evening a small delegation from each congregation will be meeting as a joint committee to take a major step forward in the preparation of our formal convenant agreement to define our partnership. We have already developed a rought draft to work from. It includes the basics such as defining why we are sharing a building, the financial issues, scheduling events, handling facility maintenance and security, decorations, etc.
If any of you have some words of wisdom, suggestions, warnings, that you think would be helpful to us, I'd love to hear it!
A recent shot of our building's progress: