Sharing God's House

by Edward Rivera-Santiago. United Church of Christ, 2004.

This concise article provides a helpful guide for congregations considering sharing space with other congregations or organizations.


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Best For

clergy and lay leaders



Suggested Uses

  • Create clear expectations of each congregation by addressing specific issues like insurance coverage and communication channels.
  • Brainstorm a list of questions to ask fellow occupants by referring to the list found in the article.

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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