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Holy Places: Matching Sacred Space with Mission and Message

Holy Places: Matching Sacred Space with Mission and Message

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Building communicate. Stained glass windows, high altars, multi-purpose worship/gymnasium spaces, Plexiglas pulpits, padded pews—these and all other architectural elements say something about a congregation's theology and mission. They point to a faith community's beliefs about worship, identity, purpose, and more. From the stark simplicity of a Quaker meetinghouse to the splendor of a Romanesque Revival building, sacred spaces speak loudly. What they say can either reinforce a congregation's mission or detract from it. Holy Places is designed to be used by congregations who are involved in or are contemplating work on their facilities. This could include renovation, remodeling, expansion, or building. No matter how extensive the project, approaching the work with mission at the forefront is the key to having a final result that strengthens the congregation's ministry. The process outlined in this book—discern, decide, do—lets congregations begin where they are and provides the help they need to move to the next level.

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ISBN-13: 9781566993456
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 11/19/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 257
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Nancy DeMott is an American Baptist Christian educator and pastor and is resource director for the Indianapolis Center for Congregations in Indianapolis, Indiana. Tim Shapiro is a Presbyterian pastor and is president of the Indianapolis Center. Brent Bill is a minister in the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and is the Indianapolis Center's executive vice president.

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