Hosted by LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission, the Rev. Todd Kollbaum presented a webinar on “Welcoming Buildings” on June 23.

Kollbaum, director of LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission (RSTM) and pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Madison, Neb., teaches members to be critical of their building by imagining themselves as visitors: How would you rate your facility?

Caring for your building is important not only for its physical well-being but also because it is the place where God has planted your congregation. We often use terms such as “people-friendly” or “guest-ready” to describe how we would like our churches to be. But what does that really look like? How does that factor into what we do with our church buildings?

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