Are Your Church Facilities an Obstacle to Growth?

by Charles Arn. Christianity Today, 2013.

This brief article urges congregations to look at their facilities with the eye of a first time visitor.


creating positive first impressions through the condition of the facility

Best For

clergy and lay leaders



Suggested Uses

  • Spark a conversation about hospitality and facility conditions after reading this article with congregational lay leaders.
  • Identify areas of the building to renovate or improve after evaluating the facility through the perspective of a visitor.

About the Contributor

Marie Fleming

Marie Fleming was a contract resource consultant for the Center for Congregations. Her consulting practice includes congregation-based Permaculture Design and equipping congregations for creation care.

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