Contact: Kendra Malloy, Portable Church® Industries, 248-585-9540
TROY, Mich., Nov. 16, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- Thousands of Church Plants or Multi-Site Churches start every year and many of these churches are "portable," meaning they meet in schools, other churches, theatres and community buildings that are not in use on Sundays. Portable Church® Industries services this community by providing a one-source Design & Equipment Solution geared towards portable churches of all kinds.
In fact, Portable Church® Industries is the inventor and leading provider of the popular mobile church transportation solution employed by more than 1,700 churches worldwide. The company's mission is to equip church planters and multi-site churches to care for and empower their volunteers while providing an efficient and reproducible method for set-up and tear-down.
"We are a veritable source of every item a church needs to get started," said Jesse Reed one of the company's Project Managers. "We supply technology, children's equipment, coffee makers, trailers, cases, signage ... everything down to the wheel chocks for the trailers." Reed said the company works to stay current with technology needs, children's safety issues and even ideas for creating community while mobile. "Community is important," he said. "Every church that wants to mobilize for their city needs to first create a cohesive community."
Church planting is on the rise and continues to gain momentum every year despite the economy. In an Annual Report on Church Openings last year, Lifeway Research verified that more churches open than close. Many denominations are beginning to invest more in church planting which means church planting is showing no signs of stoppage.
"When churches are portable, they are providing a recurring revenue stream for their landlords," said Kendra Malloy, the Marketing & Creative Director of Portable Church®. "This stream of revenue is especially appealing to businesses or organizations in crisis like some school districts or movie theatres." Malloy went on to say that churches renting from such places can have a positive financial impact on the community at large.
Brian Koehn, General Manager, agrees. "It makes a lot of sense from a macro-economic standpoint. When a church meets in a well recognized community building, the landlord collects rent that supplements its budget; the church is more accessible to the community and the city doesn't need to bulldoze large areas for a new building with a new parking lot." Koehn said he applauds churches renting unused buildings as it mutually benefits all parties involved.
As church planting heads towards an all time high, one thing is certain - Portable Church® is ready. "I think we're about to see an explosion in church growth," said Malloy. "... and we're excited!" Church Planters or Multi-Site Churches seeking more information on Portable Church® can find them online at www.portablechurch.com.