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Gone for Good? Negotiating the Coming Wave of Church Property Transition is now available.


This collection of essays sheds light on how church communities can transform their properties to serve their neighborhoods. It contains a chapter written by Phil Burns, Andre White and Jill Shook--members of the Congregational Land Committee--about having affordable housing built on religious land. To order your book, click here.

Other essays explore spiritual, sociological, and practical aspects of church property transition, including:

  • assessing the impacts of churches on their neighborhoods - and the gaps they will leave behind
  • developing church property into affordable housing 
  • transforming ministry in rural churches 
  • partnering with Indigenous peoples to return land 
  • fostering cooperation between churches, developers, and city planners
  • navigating zoning laws 
  • working with foundations and funders

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Save the Date! Our Annual Celebration will take place during the first week of December, 2024. Stay tuned for more details!
To find our more about our "Year of Jubilation,"
click here. 

And check out these videos to see all three days of our 2020 "There's No Place Like Home Celebration"!

MHCH organized a Candidates Forum via Zoom on Jan. 31, 2024. To read a a new article about it, click on PDF file. To read  a transcript of  Forum, click here. To view Youtube video of the Forum, click here

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