There’s a conversation going on about the role of the church in creating 3rd space environments. Maybe the space is implied, like around dinner tables, waiting in the lobby before a service, hanging out in an atrium, or maybe it’s more than implied like a coffee shop area. What do you thing? Some things you need to have present to be a third space are: They’re neutral ground; They’re “levelers” where rank and status don’t matter; Conversation is a main activity; They’re easy to access and accommodating; They have a core group of influential regulars; They have a low profile instead of being showy; The mood is playful; They feel like homes away from home.
Is there value in having a church campus provide a 3rd space option?
- unChristian on CNN
- There's no room for just a cup of coffee, because of all the worker bees