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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