However, there are big disadvantages to not having a building - especially in Dixon. Honestly, we're really under-developed for a town of 18,000. As such, we are EXTREMELY limited in options of places to meet here in town. We currently meet in the multi-purpose room of an elementary school. We are limited to one extra classroom for KidzChurch and as of the last few weeks, our nursery is on the stage of the multi-purpose room behind a heavy curtain. We're down to one decent option of a different place to hold services (at another elementary school).
So I've been trying lately to "thing outside the box" or "church" in this case. What are some worship gathering locations that I might be overlooking? Our town doesn't have a movie theater, a YMCA, or a big community center. We don't even have a big bar or dance hall! I'm concerned about what happens if all our options within the school district become exhausted. There are not a lot of other large spaces in town.
I write this because I'm wondering if anybody out in the blogosphere has heard of any other "non-traditional" locations for churches to meet. I'm open to anything (except the inflatable church pictured above). Let me hear your ideas!