The board of trustees of the Baptism Site Commission donated the specific pieces of lands where the new churches are being built. These were given to each denomination as a waqf – land which cannot be sold or used for another purpose and the proceedings of which must be used for charitable purposes.
The costs of building the structures will be met by each particular denomination.
There will be twelve new churches in all, with some of them having guest houses, and residence for monks/priests.
The Catholic Church will be the largest church complex in the Middle East [30,000 sqm].
The churches are designed in traditional architectural form, which clearly reflects the heritage of each particular denomination.