The High Cost of Gathering Believers

Grace UB church in Hong Kong.

Inside Grace UB church in Hong Kong

Jeff Bleijerveld, Director of Global Ministries

While visiting in Thailand and Hong Kong with three leaders from King Street UB in Chambersburg, Pa., we spent time touring some of our UB churches in Hong Kong.

I’m not sure what the cost per square foot may be for you where you meet in the United States or Canada, but in Hong Kong the average price per square foot is about $1400 US–the highest in the world. Compare this with an average of $1068 per square foot in Manhattan.

Mark Choi told us that the 60-seat Grace UB church is worth $2,000,000 today. This space is simply a second floor room with no parking or external property and is completely surrounded by other tenants.

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