Cincinnati blessing

In the video below, GCI Regional Pastor Rick Shallenberger tells the story of how one of our Cincinnati-area congregations was given a church building. Rick notes that an earlier relationship via a shared Vacation Bible School set the stage for the gifting of the building. He also notes that the congregation was in a state of health and readiness to be able to immediately begin using the building to engage the neighborhood via events that connect new people to the life of the church. Though a building of itself does not make for a healthy church, a serviceable, inviting building in the right location can be a valuable tool in the work of living and sharing the gospel.

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If your congregation is interested in purchasing or constructing a church building, we highly recommend that you begin by contacting your Regional Pastor and reading the GCI-USA Church Building Manual (click here to read online).