Jacob Birch Helps Prevents Church
Closures And Provides Beds For Seniors
Churches in Canada are
facing a crisis, with many
forced to shut their doors
and sell up.
The future of 27,000
Canadian church buildings
hangs in the balance as their
current economic climate
What if there was a way of solving both
problems at the same time? Well, Jacob Birch
has come up with the perfect solution! His tried
and tested proposition nicknamed 'Seniorfy'
has heads turning and all for great reasons!
Seniorfy involves converting empty church
spaces into senior accommodation.
Birch aims to tackle two
community issues at once by
creating more affordable living
facilities for seniors, whilst
allowing churches to benefit
financially in order to prevent
Jacob Birch is a respected
Pastor whose passion lies in
helping his local community
and churches stay afloat.
He converted his empty church
space into 34 affordable housing
units for the elderly in 2011 and
has since supervised two other
large-scale projects of the same
His new report claims that
recent studies completed by
Kendra Fry, have predicted that
a third of Canada's 27,000
church buildings will close their
doors by 2022.
He claims in the report that
the idea is within the
church's best interests both
financially and morally.
He includes a reference from the
early church in his report, Act 6,
which states that the provision of
home care is of utmost
importance, coming second only
to its mission of discipleship.
Birch can be contacted by
email to discuss the
redevelopment of church
Click on the link in the
description to find out