Holy Places: Matching Sacred Space with Mission and Message

by Nancy DeMott, Tim Shapiro, and others. Rowman & Littlefield, 2007.

This resource divides renovation and building projects into a three part process, showing how your new building can convey the congregation's mission.


charts, graphs, questions, seven appendices, glossary

Best For

clergy and lay leaders from any faith tradition, building committees


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Identify and communicate a mission through your congregation's physical space by following the three-part process of "discern, decide, do."
  • Determine if renovating or building is financially possible by consulting the finance section of this resource.

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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