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Church (Building) History

I like to read the history of churches when they have them posted on their websites, etc. One thing that I've noticed is that most written church histories are really a history of their building and location. (The building was built at such and such streets, and in 19?? moved to another location and built a new building, then in 19?? added a children's wing and fellowship hall, etc.) There often is very little to nothing about the evolving character of a congregation or an overview of its people and its work. Almost nothing is typically said about what has influenced the community over the years or how its mission has determined its makeup. It seems that a church's building would only be a side note to what has really gone on over the years. I wonder if we have put so much stock into our facilities that we let that be our "spiritual work" and "comfort food."

I'm thinking we'll see quite a different history from this church.


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