Helping Churches Build Christ's Kingdom: Acquisition of Property, Church Purchase or Construction, Parsonage Purchase or Construction, Property Improvement, and Sale of Property

The District Committee on Properties and Buildings is happy to be a participant in ministry with you by "Helping Churches to Build Christ's Kingdom."  Each of our committee members is both conscientious and competent and views his participation as a ministry to you, your church and Christ, the Head of the Church.

Our committee's desire is to expedite your project by walking with you through the process.  To get you started on the right foot, we begin with an introductory, yet detailed presentation for your church leadership.  We provide this manual with the supplemental book,Before You Build.  And we walk with you by providing one of our committee members to act as your church's consultant and liaison with our committee.

To keep your project moving, please bear in mind that the District Committee on Properties and Buildings does not meet monthly, but schedules its regular meetings on a quarterly basis.  Please plan accordingly.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the committee chairman at the District Office or contact your consultant.

Before You Build
The Western Pennsylvania Building Manual is to be supplemented by the book, Before You Build, by William L Couchenour, c 2003 by Cogun, Inc.  The book may be obtained from the District Office or directly from Cogun, Inc.  It is imperative that Before You Build be studied along with the Building Manual.