Unlocking parking revenue for your church

February 2, 2024 | GNJ News

If your church has a parking lot and is in a “high demand” traffic area (a city or town with parking needs, near a bus/train terminal, near a concert venue, in a college town, etc.), there may be a lucrative business opportunity just outside your doors.

Park Thrive, a customizable parking management solution, helps faith organizations generate new revenue from their underused church parking lots or increase revenue from their existing parking operations, while maintaining full control. Vetted and endorsed by the United Methodist General Council on Finance & Administration (GCFA), Park Thrive helps churches turn unused parking spaces into revenue drivers.

Through its Ministry Partner Program, GCFA builds relationships with vendors and businesses outside of the UMC connection, like Park Thrive, in order to provide vetted and approved services to United Methodist churches and ministries.

With Park Thrive there are no upfront costs, leases or commitments. Your church maintains control of its parking lot.  You determine what days and hours the paid parking is available, and it’s flexible enough to change as needed.

The church can offer daily, weekly or monthly parking access to create a steady revenue stream, where it gets to keep 85 percent of the revenue.  Learn more at an information session on February 26, at 7:00 p.m.  Use the Zoom link below.  Also, contact Park Thrive at umc@parkthrive.com or 470-837-2417.

Robert Zuckerman, GNJ’s Conference CFO/Treasurer, and Brian Roberts, Executive Director of GNJ’s United Methodist Stewardship Foundation, continue to explore alternative sources of income to help churches fund their mission.  The two recently met with Park Thrive, to investigate this opportunity and to share it with EPA and GNJ churches.

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