Facility Care and Stewardship (Trustees Training)

This is a short church trustees training course for the Board of Trustees of United Methodist Churches
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  • Lectures 11
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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Published 2/2013 English

Course Description

This Facility Care and Stewardship: Church Trustees Training is divided into three sections; collecting information, planning your inspection, and documenting the results.

In this church trustees training course you will learn how to utilize as-built drawings as a communication and ministry planning tool, and to develop safety documents for the management of your facilities. This will be done through an existing facility analysis spreadsheet. This form will give you a tool which will be helpful in understanding how you are using your facilities, how you can use them more efficiently and will provide information to help you decide the best way to maximize the efficient use of your classrooms and other facilities.

The lecture on documenting the results of your inspection utilizes another form, facilities report data form, which looks at the building as a system of construction components to ensure detailed and complete analysis for your inspection report.

The final lecture also includes a series of photographs of typical maintenance conditions. There are suggestions for additional items to discuss in future live sessions or by e-mail.

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What are the requirements?

  • No requirements/interest in the position of Trustee in a UMC

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of the course you will have learned a new approach to analyise your buildings and grounds, as well as learning a new detailed inspection report form.

What is the target audience?

  • Chair or Member of Board of Trustees in The UMC

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Section 1: Lecture and Powerpoint on Facility Care and Stewardship
This lecture covers some of the basic church documents that set forth your responsibilities as a Trustee.
We will discusses collecting basic information you will need as a Trustee, a property survey and as-built drawings. The primary part of this lecture recommends a way to organize the room by room information in a spreadsheet format - Existing Facility Analysis- arranged by ministry function.
This lecture deals with making your annual facility inspection and suggests some helpful tools and forms and suggests a step-by-step process to conduct your annual facility review.
During this lecture you will be introduced to the idea of inspecting your facilities using various building system components to insure a detailed and complete inspection. Also included are a series of photographs showing typical maintenance conditions.
Additional topics and facility issues are suggested for further conversations.
Section 2: Handouts
Full Powerpoint Presentation (in PDF)
54 pages
Church Trustee Guide (Peppers document)
43 pages
This link will take you to an Excel file that you can download and use on your own computer.
This link will take you to an Excel file that you can download and use on your own computer.
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Instructor Biography

Brewster Ward, Architect, Liturgical Designer, and Church Leader

I have spent many years as an architect and have worked with many churches in designing sanctuaries and educational facilities.

I have taught courses for church leaders for years across Western North Carolina and believe that this is one of the gifts that I can offer the Church.

website: brewsterwardaia.com

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