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Do You Know of Churches Selling Their Property?

July 21, 2009

Church-building-former-for-sale-UMC-Nyack A reporter contacted us. He's working on a story about a church selling its church building so that it might have more money and freedom to do ministries here and abroad.

Is this unusual? Or a growing trend, especially in light of the economy as economic realities are causing churches to re-think the amount of money and time they put into buying/maintaining physical facilities?

In your opinion, what challenge does a church face by going church-less?

If you know of such a church that's gone building-less, please post its name and website below.

I have occasionaly heard of churches doing this, but not kept a list nor followed up to see what happened. I look forward to your comments.

Warren Bird, Ph.D., is Research Director at Leadership Network, and co-author of 21 books on various aspects of church health and innovation.

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