Believe it or not, churches really are rented, and typically for much less than office or retail space in an area. On the other hand, weekly rent would be much more than annual rent. In this economy, an owner would probably accept weekly rent at will just to get some funds rolling in. I've seen churches rent space in retail strips. Why not interview landlords of retail space of similar size and ask them what they'd accept for a weekly rental rate for a church, assuming that there would be no tenant improvements required?
Sep 10, 2009