Church Locality: New Rules for Church Buildings in a Multisite, Church Planting and Giga-Church World

by Jim Tomberlin, Tim Cool. Rainer Publishing, 2014.

Written by experts on multi-site expansion and church buildings, this book is a practical guide for leaders considering "where" to meet as a church while you grow out of your old space.


DIY assessment tools, rules of thumb for a new location, multisite facility guidelines, the future of church buildings

Best For

clergy and lay leaders


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Make a rented space feel as welcoming as possible while a new space is being built by reading "A Sense of Place in a Rented Space" section of the book.
  • Consider what makes most sense for your congregation after completing the DIY assessment and sharing its results with congregational leaders.

About the Contributor
Beth Booram

Beth Booram is the co-founder and director of Fall Creek Abbey, an urban retreat center in Indianapolis dedicated to “renewing the contemplative spirit.” In addition, she is a trained spiritual director and author of several books including When Faith Becomes Sight. Beth worked for five years on contract as a resource consultant with the Center for Congregations. 


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