How does this express the beliefs of the faithful? Realize that a few dozen of them worked together in great effort to lay it out and put it together in a primitive environment so they could "go to church". What would we do today?
I picture a full porch on the front of the church, plus a wrap-a-round that would connect with french doors to the kitchen. And if I think correctly, it would face the southwest :) Perfect spot for evening dinners outside!