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Dr. Richard Hammar Zones in on Multi-Site Church Expansion

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Local zoning laws could be a major factor in determining where you’re able to go if your church wants to add a campus at a separate location. As a result of discovering restrictions too late, some churches have found themselves fighting uphill battles with local authorities or have had to completely reconsider their multi-site expansion plans.

By understanding the legal protections available to churches, you may be able to avoid these difficulties. In this 6-minute video, Dr. Richard Hammar, legal counsel for the Assemblies of God, explains what you need to know.

For help with your specific zoning situation, you can contact The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty in Washington D.C.

Every day we help churches navigate the challenges of expansion, from simple renovation projects to adding new locations. To see how we can serve your church, call 866.621.1787 or email

This article does not constitute legal advice and is not a substitute for obtaining professional legal counsel.

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