Church Buildings

Provide a place of worship and permanence for a congregation


Church buildings enable congregations to grow in Asia. 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 the Asian culture sees 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 South Asia 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 Asian culture, 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 from the government.

Raise funds for one church building or many

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