Church Buildings

Provide a place of worship and permanence for a congregation

Church buildings enable congregations to grow. With a building, believers no longer need to meet outside where it’s hot or inside small houses where only a few can fit. In the community—because somes culture see a permanent place of worship as a sign that the religion itself is important—new doors are opened for ministry. Often, believers who endured persecution for their new faith are finally given respect.

You can impact hundreds of believers and whole communities through a church building.

The average cost to build a church in nations where we serve is $10,000 - $40,000 depending on the capacity and the location. You can provide not only a place for worship, discipleship, and fellowship, but a vital symbol to the community of security and permanence. Finally, you’ll help new believers—too poor to fully fund their own buildings—give an undeniable declaration that they belong to Jesus.

Watch this story of a congregation that has no church building and meets outside under a tree. But they are only able to do so when the weather cooperates.

  • With a church building, believers are free to worship and seek the presence of God together any time—during monsoon and even in the hot summer.
  • A church building is a sanctuary that offers believers a place to cry out to God in safety.
  • In some cultures, a permanent place of worship signifies that the religion itself is important and opens up doors in the community for missionaries to work.
  • In many places, believers don’t have a safe place to gather due to hostile neighbors and persecution. A building grants legitimacy in the society and lawful protection.

Raise funds for one church building or many

Raising funds for a church building will bless a fellowship of new believers. Together with your friends, you’ll provide shelter, security, permanence and credibility for a congregation.

Our Stewardship Commitment

GFA World is dedicated to the most effective and efficient stewardship of resources, according to 1 Corinthians 3:12-14. Contributions to GFA are income tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. All gift options represent GFA's actual ministry efforts to meet the diverse needs of individuals and communities. GFA World seeks to use contributions raised for a particular ministry in furtherance of that charitable objective, but retains control and discretion over all donated funds to further its overall charitable objectives.