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Successful Christian coffee house “Ebenezer’s” considers franchising to churches1 min read

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Washington D.C.’s Ebenezer’s Coffee House is owned and operated by National Community Church, on the ground floor of their church office building.  It has done so well financially and as a tool of outreach, they are thinking of franchising it out to other churches.  From the Out of Ur article on Eb’s:

The connection between the coffee shop and the church represents a
growing trend of churches advancing their mission through for-profit
businesses. Ebenezer’s has been very successful….Mark Batterson, pastor of NCC, said the experiment with Ebenezer’s
has been so positive that they’re considering expanding to other
locations and even franchising the operation to help other churches
launch coffee shops to function as “3rd places” and missional outposts.