Buying Church Property

Disciples Church Extension Fund.

This five-step plan from the Christian Church is for congregations who have already identified real estate to purchase, covering legal considerations and getting congregational approval.


researching public records and finding a realtor, how to pay for the property, making an offer, legal issues, congregational approval

Best For

lay leaders and board members



Suggested Uses

  • Find and purchase property by following the five steps described.
  • Consider ways to pay for the new property by reading and sharing the second step of this article with financial managers.

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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