Read this article in the Chicago Tribune about a church in the Chicago area that purchased a mall. I’d like to hear from you. How do you feel about churches owning businesses? What should a church’s role be in community development? Why does it seem that white evangelical and mainline churches do not seem to be involved in this type of venture compared to their black church conterparts? Should that be the case? Please share your thoughts by posting a comment.
Editor & Founder at Caffeinated Thoughts
Shane Vander Hart is the founder and editor-in-chief of Caffeinated Thoughts. He is also the President of 4:15 Communications, LLC, a social media & communications consulting/management firm. Prior to this Shane spent 20 years in youth ministry serving in church, parachurch, and school settings. He has also served as an interim pastor and is a sought after speaker and pulpit fill-in. Shane has been married to his wife Cheryl since 1993 and they have three kids. Shane and his family reside near Des Moines, IA.