When Not to Build

An Architect's Unconventional Wisdom for the Growing Church

by Ray Bowman (Author)Eddy Hall (Author)Charles Arn (Foreword by)
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Wise insight on building a church, growing a church, and keeping costs low. For pastors, leaders, and building committees.


Ray Bowman, Author

Ray Bowman is the founder of Living Stones Associates. As an architect he spent thirty years helping churches build new facilities before turning his energies to helping them make the most of the buildings they already had. The coauthor of several books, including When Not to Build, he continues to consult in retirement.

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Eddy Hall, Author

Eddy Hall is CEO of Living Stones Associates, a consulting team that since 1980 has been helping churches devise creative facility solutions, save money, improve church health, and increase ministry impact. He is the coauthor of several books, including When Not to Build and leads the staff at Hilltop Urban Church in Wichita, Kansas, a multi-ethnic church serving a low-income community.

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