I’ve noticed that church buildings say alot about how the elders of a church view what’s most important in their mission. If they are passionate about preaching and find it central then when Church planters finally build their first building the main structure will be the sanctuary with a smaller portion of the budget for classrooms. If they are passionate about teaching and discipling then the classrooms will have the bigger budget with the sanctuary being left to a multi-purpose room until funds are available for a larger sanctuary.

Its pretty interesting, I really have seen a pattern in how Church planters build their first buildings. What does your church look like? What does that say about the missional and ecclesial commitments of your elders? If you build a church building someday where would you spend the mony?