The body is a unit, though it is composed of many parts. And although its parts are many, they all form one body. So it is with Christ.

For in one Spirit we were all baptised into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free, and we were all given one Spirit to drink.

1 Corinthians 12:12-13

Summary
Investment Variable
Direct Mission Yes
Return Good
Time to income stream Variable

The Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod’s property portfolio is its financially most valuable physical asset. The primary purpose of property is to support church mission. As a church, all property has been acquired or bequeathed to us as a legacy blessing which we are truly thankful for and must steward well. These assets are the common wealth of the church for the use of the church as per the regulations. Agencies, congregations and presbyteries are granted responsibility over these assets and need to consider the best use of this property, but where do you start when contemplating the best way to use these?

The Synod Office can assist you in exploring many options that link directly to missional outcomes such as:

  • Special assistance schools
  • Social housing
  • Child care centres
  • Community centres
  • Specialist disability accommodation
  • Op shops
  • Coffee shops

Remembering too that “commercial” doesn’t negate “missional” and we need both; for without money there is no mission.

We can also assist and support you to work with other parts of the church such as Wesley Mission Queensland and UnitingCare Queensland to bring your visions to a reality.

We invite you to contact the BDU at bdu@ucalqd.com.au to discuss better use of property as we would love to help you.

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