Is your church’s outdoor space supporting ongoing ministry and aiding in the discipleship journey?

Use This Guide to Assess Your Church Site

This assessment is designed to help pastors, ministry leaders, and facility managers assess if your church’s outdoor space is reflecting your unique DNA, benefiting people physically and emotionally, and aiding in the discipleship journey. You'll come away with an idea of what’s working, what’s not, and where to focus your attention so you can make the most of your outdoor spaces.

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Nature is often an overlooked resource that churches can use to help support ongoing ministry, serve the community, and create restorative environments for physical and emotional wellbeing. Intentional landscape design plays a significant role in shaping your church’s culture by creating spaces that allow people to build relationships, reflect, heal, and draw closer to God. Time spent in nature can benefit us physically and emotionally, by:

  • Reducing stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Aiding in weight management
  • Keeping blood pressure to a healthy level
  • Helping to support the immune system
  • Boosting creativity and problem-solving skills
  • Sharpening mental focus, concentration, and memory

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