Choosing a Site

Disciples Church Extension Fund.


This article offers congregations topics to consider before selecting a piece of property to purchase.


demographics, ministry, finances, hiring experts, interviewing residents

Recommended Audience

lay leaders and board member



Practical Applications

  • Find additional information and steps by reading the companion article "Planning Guide: Buying Church Property."
  • Identify real estate that will fit your congregation's needs and budget by sharing this article with congregational leadership before starting the search process.

About the Contributor

Janet Hoover

Janet Hoover is a certified spiritual director in private practice and an American Baptist pastor. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis and earned her MDiv and DMin from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. 

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