Johnsie W. Cogman is pastor of Mount Zion United Methodist Church in Washington, DC, and Bells United Methodist Church in Camp Springs, Maryland. She received her Doctor of Ministry degree from Wesley Theological Seminary, 2016. She is a member of the International Coaching Federation.

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Churches that have been around for many years often face numerous property challenges. With aging buildings, there are frequent unplanned property issues that arise and…