It has been said that a church facility will not make a church grow, but it can keep a church from growing. Many times the presence and appearance of a church building is the first “witness” to a local community, and how that building is used can determine the reputation and impact that congregation has in the community.
Church buildings are tools to accomplish the task of impacting a community for the cause of Christ, and just like different jobs require different tools, different kinds of churches require different kinds of facilities. There are times when existing facilities can be better utilized and at other times, new facilities are required. The Arkansas Baptist State Convention is available to assist Arkansas Baptist churches in evaluating existing facilities, planning for growth and utilizing every option available to provide adequate, effective space to reach their communities.