For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?

Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, “This man began to build and was not able to finish.”

Luke 14:28-30

Investment Low
Direct Mission Yes
Return High
Time to income stream Variable
Specialist skills No
Support available Yes
Readiness of support Immediate

Op Shops are a great way to utilise church property, they generate good income, have low running costs and are traditionally highly supported by volunteers. Above all, they provide a great outreach for the customers who come in and many wonderful relationships are built with the community.

Opening an Op Shop can be a daunting idea for someone who has never done it.

Through collaboration with numerous Op Shops within the Uniting Church network, an Op Shop Manual and WHS Manual is available to use as a step by step guide, ensuring your success.

We invite you to contact the BDU at to discuss Op Shops and coffee shops as we would love to help you.

Click on the blue boxes below to see the business planning tools we currently have available.

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