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Is Church Construction in Decline?

The Wall Street Journal reports that “Americans aren’t building churches like they used to anymore.”

Construction of religious buildings is at an all-time low in the United States. Spending on church construction is down by half from a decade ago. The Journal links this decline to a corresponding decline in religious attendance and contributions.

We haven’t seen this phenomenon at play here in Macon, though! Locals know you can’t throw a rock around here without hitting a church building, and that’s part of why we love living and building here.  What’s more, our church communities aren’t simply older generations holding onto a forgotten past, as seems to be the case in some cities. In Macon they are young, vibrant, and growing, and Stafford is here to help them grow!

Church construction and renovation continues to make up roughly 45% of Stafford Builders’ annual projects. From the 11,500 square foot facility we built for Bibb Mount Zion Baptist Church to the innovative New Piney Grove Church building with a unique connector between the old sanctuary and the new, Stafford has a rich history of working closely with religious organizations in the Macon area and looks forward to many more years of just that.

If your church is in need of a bigger worship center, a renovation, or a totally new church building, we hope you’ll consider Stafford Builders. We’d love to work with you.