Rev. William Jennings Bryan III, delivers a message to congregation teams gathered at Grace UMC, Dallas for our upcoming Strategic Investment in Sacred Places program (SiSP). Bill is the Associate Dean at SMU Perkins School of Theology and one of our national board members. SiSP is working with congregations to build collaborative partnerships in big ways!
Congregations open up their buildings to serve children, the hungry, the homeless and others in need. Sacred places stabilize neighborhoods, strengthen commercial districts and significantly add to the economic health of our communities. All of this is endangered, however, when congregations can no longer afford to maintain these aging buildings. Partners has developed a family of highly-acclaimed resources to help congregations connect better to their communities, raise capital funds in new ways and preserve their historic building for future generations. We are the nation's only non-sectarian, nonprofit organization dedicated the sound stewardship and active community use of America's older religious properties.