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June 28, 2007

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Gary

Very crazy thought BUT in many ways not a bad idea at all. Thinking logically, it might be impossible to have ANY kind of building because a bank would never let you borrow money knowing you were closing down in 30 years BUT great thought.

I would love to be at a roundtable where that is discussed. It would be very interesting.


michael

or, you have to intentionally use buildings that could have other uses when they were done...theaters, coffee houses, playhouses, schools, community centers.


Gary

Another thing is right now it isn't an issue because our minds don't think 30 years in the future. BUT, how do you continue to grow when you have around 5 years left and you are trying to cast vision for something that won't even be there in 5 years?

michael

how does a guy with one year left to live get the most out of life...i think it could be pretty motivating knowing you only have 5 years to make all the difference you can.

plus, tim mcgraw wrote a song about it. :)

Gary

True, that is Tim says it, it must be true. :)

BUT....I don't doubt that a the lead guy could stay motivated but getting others to buy into something that is about to shut down, would be hard.

I love the concept, but you would have to be a great leader and have some unselfish people to buy in during those last year.

Chris Surratt

As far as buildings go, I think we have accidentally stumbled onto something - re-purposing already existing church buildings. There are plenty out there that dying or dead (at least in the south). We are in one now, and looking at a possible bigger one to move into.

Chris Surratt

As far as buildings go, I think we have accidentally stumbled onto something - re-purposing already existing church buildings. There are plenty out there that dying or dead (at least in the south). We are in one now, and looking at a possible bigger one to move into.

J

I LIKE THE 30 YEAR IDEA.....What is time anyway? Write down your age.... Subtract your age from 75 ( this is the average life expectancy of Americans) And now multiply the results by 365. ( If you are 40, subtract 40 from 75, to get 35 ). Multiply 35 by 365; The result is 12,775). THIS NUMBER APPROXIMATES THE NUMBER OF DAYS YOU HAVE LEFT TO LIVE, God willing. Now 30 years don't seem all that...............

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