Regard Your Servant’s Prayer

prayers of my heart, a collection of articles and writings by C. Alicia Randolph

To engage in the construction of a new church is an awesome and difficult task.  Many pastors and congregations have tales to tell that suggest that undertaking a building project is not for the faint-hearted. There is so much to consider. A new building must reflect the congregation’s need for new space.  There is consideration of cost.  A new building must meet the needs of the congregation as it grows, and its service deepens.  A new building can reflect and encourage a deepening of faith among the people, where strong commitment leads to life-giving service throughout the community.

It is indeed an awesome and difficult task.

I have never served a congregation where there were plans for a new building, but the church that was the anchor of my childhood, my grandfather’s church, Triplett United Methodist Church outside of Mooresville, NC, underwent a building project as I was growing up.  I remember…

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