How a building can serve a church’s mission
Buildings and grounds can be leveraged to support a church’s mission—and to extend its presence in the community.
A church clears a path
A church is not a building. But I believe a church building is often an outward and visible sign of a congregation's spiritual condition.
“You are here to kneel,” wrote Eliot, “where prayer has been valid.” But which prayers are valid at the Mezquita Catedral, or at Hagia Sophia?
steeple came down a few weeks ago. After 50-plus years, it had
worn out beyond repair. During the construction, I spent a lot of time standing in the parking lot, staring skyward.
At the peak of its membership in the 1960s, City United Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana, had 3,000 members.
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