"Champing," or camping in a church, is a new U.K. travel trend

Nov 4, 2021
A British church conservation charity is renting out space among the pews for vacationers to bed down for the night.
St. Mary the Virgin Church, located in Edlesborough, England, is now a place for “champers.”
Courtesy of Joseph Casey

When the spirit moves: Church real estate is heating up

May 4, 2021
Though some churches need to sell, many nondenominational churches are growing rapidly and looking for bigger digs.
Like residential real estate, church properties need curb appeal. This Walnut Creek church is listed for more than a million dollars.
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Nashville's neighborhood churches weigh whether to sell or stay

Apr 7, 2017
“I told the realtor: ‘I don’t even want to know what you’re willing to offer,'" one pastor said.
Family Affair Ministries in South Inglewood is selling its property for $3.5 million, seven times more than its 2001 purchase price.
Meribah Knight

Churches convert to rentals as young people leave the flock

Oct 11, 2016
Houses of worship are merging or closing. In Philly, more than a quarter of those have been redeveloped.
Philadelphia’s former St. Anthony of Padua Church (left) has been converted into upscale lofts, and apartments are planned for St. Laurentius' site, also in Philadelphia.
Courtesy of Bobby Allyn

Churches move to the cloud

Jan 11, 2016
Like other enterprises, churches increasingly use digital services for business.

Rick Warren goes global, for more mega-church action

Apr 23, 2014
Of the world's 20 biggest megachurches, only one is in the U.S.