Why Church Buildings Matter: The Story of Your Space

by Tim Cool. Rainer Publishing, 2017.

This concise resource about congregation buildings will help guide conversations on how to align the congregation's story to the facility.


parking lot design, master planning

Best For

lay leaders, building committees, facility managers of large congregations


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Discuss this resource with building committees before starting master planning.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim is president of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations – of which the CRG is a program. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation Learns.

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