The District Church Properties Board (DCPB) is designed to help the Churches on the Virginia District walk through important steps related to the purchase, sale and lease of land, the construction of facilities, and the financing of properties.
All local churches work together with the DCPB to secure important approvals that correspond with the polity found in our Manual.
Churches require district approval (and sometimes congregational approval) for these important milestones:
Lease/Purchase/Sale of Land
Construction of Facilities
Financing of Properties (mortgages, loans, etc)
Regardless of the circumstances every pastor and local church are encouraged to reach out to the District Superintendent as soon as possible to consult regarding important steps for district approval.
The DCPB counts it a privilege to partner with our district’s churches in these important endeavors.
The duties of the District Church Properties Board are:
(As stated on the 2017-2021 COTN Manual)
237.1. To advance the cause of constructing church-related buildings within the bounds of the assembly district, in cooperation with the District Advisory Board.
237.2. To verify and conserve the titles to local church property.
237.3. To consider propositions submitted by local churches relating to the purchase or sale of real estate or the erection of church buildings or parsonages, and to advise them concerning the propositions submitted. (103-104)
237.4. To approve or disapprove, in conjunction with the district superintendent, propositions submitted by local churches relative to church building plans and the incurring of indebtedness in the purchase of real estate or the erection of buildings.