Preparing to Build: Practical Tips and Experienced Advice to Prepare Your Church for a Building Program

by Stephen Anderson. Anderson Marketing, Inc, 2011.


This comprehensive book takes readers through the complete building process from analysis to land acquisition to working with architects.


forming a building committee, financing, construction methods, challenges for smaller churches, giving assessments

Recommended Audience

clergy, lay leaders, building committee


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Form a committee to lead the building process in order to coordinate aspects like purchasing land, hiring architects, and fundraising.
  • Help clergy leaders understand the complexities of a building project --- what to expect and what to avoid --- by discussing this resource and identifying potential challenges.

About the Contributor

Brian Witwer

Brian Witwer is the retired director of the Center for Congregations' northeast office. Brian has specialized training in leadership and group process.

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