Who else needs your space?
My churches hosting co-working revelation got me thinking…
Church halls have often been a hive of activity with anything from Boys’ Brigade to dance classes and slimming clubs.
That’s all good.
But who are you missing?
How can you help your community to engage with each other and make things better? How could your church support community projects and create and nurture community at the same time?
Detroit SOUP inspires me. Why? Because it’s easy and effective.
Here’s what SOUP say about SOUP:
Detroit SOUP is a microgranting dinner celebrating and supporting creative projects in Detroit. For a donation $5 attendees receive soup, salad, bread and a vote and hear from four presentations ranging from art, urban agriculture, social justice, social entrepreneurs, education, technology and more. Each presenter has four minutes to share their idea and answer four questions from the audience. At the event, attendees eat, talk, share resources, enjoy art and vote on the project they think benefits the city the most. At the end of the night, we count the ballots and the winner goes home with all of the money raised to carry out their project. Winners come back to a future SOUP dinner to report their project’s progress.
Perhaps it’s easier to watch what happens:
So, could you do something like SOUP in your church hall?
I think you could.