If You Don’t Build It, They Will Come

September 24, 2004 by

Isaiah Church has no building, but that’s okay. Rev. Troy Benton plans to build his church by forming a congregation first, and worrying about a building later. It’s a common practice for new church plants to forgo a building project and focus on people.

What if the local church was known for its people and not simply its location on the corner?

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Kevin D. Hendricks

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2 Responses to “If You Don’t Build It, They Will Come”

  • Troy Benton
    November 4, 2005

    thanks for posting this article

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  • Derek Hale
    December 5, 2006

    I am pastor of Convergence Church in Crestview Florida and we also have no permanent building. We are in a rented space and it is incredibly liberating. We had a gentleman from our church offer to give us land to erect a structure, but it did not fit in with our vision of community first. We feel God wants us to build a church…in lieu of building a building.

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