Sacred Space: The Entrepreneurial Church – Brandon Napoli
What would your community look like without churches? Without entrepreneurship? Between 4,000 and 7,000 churches close their doors every year. There has been 44 percent decline in new business startups, through all industries, between 1978 and 2012. These trends have led sacred places and entrepreneurs, two seemingly mutually exclusive pillars of society, to become symbiotic. Brandon Napoli is here today at the intersection of both: Where a dying church blown over by the winds of change was sold, and its proceeds used to fertilize a new community of seedling entrepreneurs. These dreamers are taking root in Silicon Valley to grow their church into a model of faith and work. With the vision, “Sacred Spaces provide unique inspiration for entrepreneurs to co-create the innovation needed for shalom,” they are creating the first Christ-centered coworking space in Silicon Valley.