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1 FACING THE CHALLENGES TOGETHER DIOCESAN REAL ESTATE

2 ANGLICAN DIOCESE OF OTTAWA | Real Estate Advisory Panel | Congregational Resource Day, May WORKSHOP AGENDA 1.Background – REAL ESTATE ADVISORY PANEL Presentation 2. PJ Hobbs will facilitate two sets of Small Group Discussions Based on Embracing God’s Future prayer Posing questions for you – c.f. agenda handout. 3.Group Feedback & Panel Responses following each of the discussion sets. 4.Wrap up

3 ANGLICAN DIOCESE OF OTTAWA | Real Estate Advisory Panel | Congregational Resource Day, May BACKGROUND: OUR REAL ESTATE A Blessing Places of Worship/Celebrate/Nurture/Serve/Work Critical Centers of Ministry A Challenge Needs of surrounding community Facilities not always suited to support forms of new ministry Underused – empty large % of time Upkeep Cost – significant % of parish’s budget Land parcels site idle – unrealized potential for ministry support.

4 ANGLICAN DIOCESE OF OTTAWA | Real Estate Advisory Panel | Congregational Resource Day, May WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER 2010 Bishop John Chapman charge to Diocese  “to work together toward realizing the greatest possible potential from our real estate holdings” Key - are shared resources, & together we need to use them faithfully in support to ministry. Realize – especially for major projects like redevelopment, repurposing, & new construction: Is a task calling for multi-faceted, lengthy process Drawing on many skill sets, policies, procedures & professional services.

5 ANGLICAN DIOCESE OF OTTAWA | Real Estate Advisory Panel | Congregational Resource Day, May REAL ESTATE ADVISORY PANEL  Provide advice to Bishop on real estate stewardship.  At Bishop’s request provide advice & support to parishes & others on property redevelopment, repurposing, & real estate matters during parish amalgamations.  Members: Bishop John, Ron Brophy, Jim Lynes, Jim Davison, Glenn Bloodworth, Rev. Monique Stone, Ex. Archdeacon David Selzer, & Director of Mission PJ Hobbs.  Broad experience range including theological considerations, community planning & zoning, parish development, redevelopment & sale of surplus federal lands, urban design & sustainable development, and redevelopment & repurposing of federal buildings.

6 ANGLICAN DIOCESE OF OTTAWA | Real Estate Advisory Panel | Congregational Resource Day, May REAL ESTATE ADVISORY PANEL (cont’d) Build diocesan capacity in addressing real estate issues by:  Inviting theological reflections  Facilitating discussions  Conducting research  Identifying best practices – resource center, expertise  Recommending policies & procedures. Partner with/Counsel to:  Property & Finance Committee  Parish Growth & Renewal consultants

7 ANGLICAN DIOCESE OF OTTAWA | Real Estate Advisory Panel | Congregational Resource Day, May CONCLUSION Working together – parishes, diocese, clergy, laity – we can meet these challenges & share benefits of this stewardship. REAP seeking to build resource data base of expertise, people willing to act as advisors to parishes & others on as needed basis – e.g., community planners, architects, engineers, legal services, real estate development, etc. Welcome observations, suggestions, etc.  Glenn Bloodworth, Chair, REAP  Ven. Dr. Peter John Hobbs, Director of Mission [pj-

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9 ANGLICAN DIOCESE OF OTTAWA | Real Estate Advisory Panel | Congregational Resource Day, May Theological Reflection and Initiating Conversations Embracing God’s Future Prayer

10 ANGLICAN DIOCESE OF OTTAWA | Real Estate Advisory Panel | Congregational Resource Day, May Questions for Discussion From your Perspective, what two or three elements of this prayer have particular relevant to the stewardship of our real estate? What priorities and practices should we be adopting as parishes, as a diocese, in light of this prayers regarding real estate?

11 ANGLICAN DIOCESE OF OTTAWA | Real Estate Advisory Panel | Congregational Resource Day, May Feedback and Response Plenary Discussion with panelists Jim Lynes and Jim Davison

12 ANGLICAN DIOCESE OF OTTAWA | Real Estate Advisory Panel | Congregational Resource Day, May Imagine … … those who dreamed, prayed and worked to construct our buildings for ministry … the needs of our communities and neighborhoods … the evolving context in which we are called to be church

13 ANGLICAN DIOCESE OF OTTAWA | Real Estate Advisory Panel | Congregational Resource Day, May Imagine … … we had no buildings … the buildings we have today as flexible assets to be creatively used

14 ANGLICAN DIOCESE OF OTTAWA | Real Estate Advisory Panel | Congregational Resource Day, May Questions for discussion What are we called to put in place from a real estate perspective to realize the ministry to which we are called? What opportunities and challenges are you facing in your parish?

15 ANGLICAN DIOCESE OF OTTAWA | Real Estate Advisory Panel | Congregational Resource Day, May Feedback and Response Plenary Discussion with panelists Jim Lynes and Jim Davison

16 Thank You


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