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Church Building Guide: Preparing to Build

Church stewardship

This book may be the best investment you make in your entire church building program. It is a small investment that can save you time, effort, stress, and precious dollars in your church construction effort.

  • 3rd edition – 200 pages, with illustrations

  • Forward by Dr. Paul Smith, Sr. Pastor, Crosspoint Alliance Church

  • 3 Appendices, including a readiness to build assessment

  • Free 53 Page Preview.

"Thanks for cutting through all of the baloney out there and getting to the point. I spent hours on the internet trying to get good unbiased information on building a church. When I was almost ready to give up, I happened upon a one-page document you had written of concise guidelines for building a church. I learned more in five minutes from that page than I had learned in the previous five hours. I ordered your book and got a real education in this whole process we are embarking on!" – M. Briney

Purchase Options

  • Option 1: eBook in PDF Single User License.
    Printing is disabled in this version, as are cut, paste, and copy features. Immediate download upon payment. $9.95.

  • Option 2: Multi-copy eBook in PDF.  Best Value! 
    The purchaser may make as many electronic or printed copies as needed for the internal use of the church! Cut and paste features are enabled. Immediate download upon payment, letter authorizing reprint to follow by email along with your free copy of From Dream to Dedication. Equip your whole team for only $29.95.

NOTE: Upon successful payment you will receive an email with a download link. Don't forget to save the book to a folder where you can find it again!

Preparing to Build has been used as a textbook or resource by:

  • Liberty University – DMin Program

  • New Life Theological Seminary – Methodologies of Capital Gifts

  • NC Baptist Convention – Church Planning & Building Resource



Learn the proper steps in a church building program

So you can move forward with confidence knowing you are taking the right steps at the right time

Identify the four sources of construction funding

So you can be sure you have the resources you need to start your project

Avoid common mistakes in church design and construction

So you can save time, money, and stress

Objectively evaluate how much land and facilities space your ministries need to accomplish your vision

So you can be sure you know exactly what you need to build and why

Determine your readiness to build through the included assessment

So you can have peace of mind knowing you can finish what you start

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