Indiana congregations can receive a free copy of the book Holy Places: Matching Sacred Space with Mission and Message, written by Center for Congregations staffers Nancy DeMott, Tim Shapiro and Brent Bill. This book is a practical guide for any congregation considering renovation, remodeling, expansion or building.
The authors draw from the Center's work over the past decade with more than 300 congregations on building issues. No matter how extensive the project, Holy Places encourages congregational leaders to keep mission and message at the forefront of any building project. The book includes in-depth advice, illustrative examples, a glossary of terms, informational appendix section, resource list, and sections on identity, trends and assets, spiritual discernment, oversight, communications and more.
Ron Wolfson, author and president of Synagogue 3000, advised "Have every member of your leadership team read Holy Places; it offers a clear and compelling guide to rethinking—not just rebuilding—your sacred place.”
The companion DVD and workbook, Sacred Space, is also available free to Indiana congregations. To receive your free copy of the book Holy Places and/or the Sacred Space DVD and workbook, contact Tim Shapiro via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.