Existing Facility Assessment

Contact Information:

For the person submitting information. *Denotes required field.

*First Name
*Last Name
Address 1
Address 2
City
State
Zip
*Phone
*Email
*District Name:
Name of New Project/Church:
Address of the facility/meeting space (street address, city, state and zip code):
What is the target date to start this ministry?
*Describe the facility:

School, storefront, theater, existing church, etc.

*Is this facility within the area of the mission field (target population)?
Yes
No
If no, why did you select this facility?
*Will this facility accommodate 300 worshipers?
Yes
No
If no, describe the uniqueness of the target population that will require less space.
*Is there a reasonable expectation that the congregation can remain at this location for three to five years?
Yes
No
*Will this facility be available upon the appointment of the pastor?
Yes
No
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
*Does the Conference own the proposed site?
Yes
No
If not, who owns the facility?
*Has a commitment for its use been secured?
Yes
No
*Do you have a "fee simple" title?
Yes
No
*Is it clear of debt?
Yes
No
If a debt is owed, how much?
FACILITY INFORMATION
*Will this facility need to be renovated/refurbished?
Yes
No
If yes, what needs to be done and at what cost?
*What is the size of the site?
*Does the site have adequate land for future expansion?

Ten (10) acres is recommended.

*Does it have an adequate number of parking spaces?
Yes
No
*Does it have adequate sanctuary seating?
Yes
No
*Is its narthex/gathering area large enough?
Yes
No
*Does it have adequate fellowship hall or large-group meeting/recreational space available?
Yes
No
*Does it have adequate office space?
Yes
No
*Is there adequate classroom spaces available?
Yes
No
*Are its restrooms large enough, clean and accessible?
Yes
No
*Is the nursery large enough, clean and near the sanctuary?
Yes
No
*Does the nursery have its own bathroom?
Yes
No
*Will the building meet state requirements for a daycare or preschool?
Yes
No
*Is the facility fully handicapped accessible?
Yes
No
*Is it air-conditioned?
Yes
No
*Is it energy efficient and easy to maintain?
Yes
No
*Does it have an adequate kitchen that meets health codes?
Yes
No
*Is there adequate land available for recreational space?
Yes
No
OFFICE INFORMATION
*Will an office be provided or needed outside of the church or home?
Yes
No
*Will at least one part-time administrative assistant be available?
Yes
No
*Will there be a budget for office equipment?

(Computer, copier, fax machine, etc.)

Yes
No
*Will (does) your church have an email address?  

Because of the nature of our itinerant system, it is recommended that your church have a church specific email address (i.e., churchname@_____.com).

Yes
No
Email address:
*Will (does) your church have a website?
Yes
No
Website address:
*Will (does) your church have a Facebook account?
Yes
No
Facebook Name
Other online presence?

(Twitter, YouTube channel, etc.)

HOUSING INFORMATION
*Is there a parsonage?
Yes
No
If yes, will the parsonage meet Conference parsonage standards?
Yes
No
No answer
If a parsonage is to be reclaimed for use, will it need to be renovated, refurbished?
Yes
No
No answer
If yes, what needs to be done and at what cost?
ADJOINING UNITED METHODIST CHURCHES
*What is the distance to the nearest United Methodist Church?
If the site is less than five (5) miles from another United Methodist Church, why is this location being considered?
*Have all nearby United Methodist Churches been notified or the planning of this new church?
Yes
No
If yes, which churches have been notified?
If no, what is the plan to do so?
Thank you!

Thank you for completing this form.This information will be shared with your District Chief Missional Strategist and the Faith Community Formation Committee. Someone will contact you when a decision has been made. 

Questions? Contact Jane Horstman at jhorstman@mississippi-umc.org or 769-243-7072.

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