Sacred Spaces, Innovative Places

Reimagining Church Property and Facilities As Assets

This resource was created with both the sacredness and challenges of church campuses in mind. On the one hand, through these case studies, we hope to celebrate church facilities and property as sacred spaces that continue to play a key role in our formation as people of faith. At the same time, we want to be honest that church physical plants have become a huge financial challenge for more and more congregations.

This resource tells the story of seven CBF partner churches and the creative ways they are using their facilities and property. Their stories are varied and unique. Some of the congregations featured have literally found a new lease on their congregational future through the imaginative and courageous steps they have taken. Other churches profiled in this document have discovered ways to enhance already thriving work, simply generate extra revenue for current and future endeavors or profit from selling unneeded property. All of them offer thoughtful examples that are worth pondering, learning from and exploring.

For more information, contact Rickey Letson, CBF Congregational Stewardship Officer, at or 678-230-8341.