Churches for Sale

More and more people are seeking church houses for sale. 

If living in a subdivision or community with a homeowners association is not your thing or if you are seeking to live in an unconventional living space, then you might consider purchasing a church house that offers architectural elements that are often challenging to find and expensive to purchase, relocate, and install.

Finding a church to make your next home can be challenging but may be getting easier.

Studies show that a staggering number of churches close their doors each year. It is estimated that somewhere between 6,000 and 10,000 churches per year close in the United States alone! The result is that many churches are often left abandoned. These churches can be converted into stunning and unusual church homes.

In his book “Abandoned America” photographer Matthew Christopher pictorializes many abandoned church buildings around the USA. This small church pictured to the left is located in Bodie, California. It might make a perfect church home!

Your Church Home Doesn’t have to be in a Busy Location 

More often than not, churches that are no longer being used are located in rural areas and therefore less crowded locations. When in operation, they may have had a small congregation that was combined with another church.

I lived in an area where there were three churches all served by the same minister.  Each church had less than fifteen members so the minister had three services every Sunday.  Eventually, one of the churches was sold and the other two merged.  One church sits empty today. All three of these structures were small country churches and all near, but not inside housing subdivisions.

For a buyer, the benefits of buying one of these structures were many because the land where the churches were located had value because of its proximity to the subdivisions yet it wasn’t restricted by a homeowner’s association or the associated rules and regulations. Each country church sat close to but far enough away from a paved road and each had great views. All in all, each one of these churches would have made a nice church house.

Churches often already include architectural features like stained-glass windows with unusual arched or Gothic window frames thus allowing enormous light into a room. It’s common to find huge wood beams and a large sanctuary that would serve as a beautiful great room! If you are lucky you can find a church with a painted ceiling and even chandeliers! Often a church will contain a commercial kitchen. Taking all these elements into account, you have the potential for an amazing church house conversion.

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