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Carol Howard Merritt

Create Sustainable Sanctuaries | Worship

Tags: architecture, building, design, Frank Lloyd Wright, leadership, sanctuary, sustainable

My husband, Brian, was doing a bit of research for a project. He scrolled through church websites and membership numbers. “Look at this, Carol,” he called with some urgency. “This is a church in North Carolina.”

Immediately, rapturous images flashed through my mind. I’m Presbyterian, and North Carolina is where most Presbyterians go when they die -- or at least when they retire.

This is an excerpt from an essay in Renew 52: 50+ Ideas to Revitalize Your Congregation from Leaders under 50. Download the e-book for free.

About Carol Howard Merritt

Carol Howard Merritt is a pastor at Western Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC. She is a speaker and the author of Reframing Hope and Tribal Church. She also cohosts the God Complex Radio podcast.