Church supply stores are not in abundance in certain parts of the world. In general, most church supplies are being ordered online or through various Christian church supply catalogs. When we factor in the state of the economy, purchasing used supplies may be a viable option also. Most churches operate on a budget that allows only the necessary church supplies to be purchased. The task of finding a local church supply store may be very challenging. Your local telephone directory may not have many listings for church supplies. Another factor to consider is that all church supply stores do not cater to all religions. So how do you solve this dilemma? One suggestion is to network with some of the local churches in your area. You may be pleasantly surprised at the wealth of knowledge that can be gained. Networking opens up another information highway that you can use. Once you obtain the names of stores whether online or brick and mortar, you should be able to find what you need. For church supplies, one store does not fit all. The important thing is finding the store that caters to your religious needs. If you have the privilege to find a store that carries items for just about any religion or faith, please make sure you pass it on to others. Another arena to explore would be home based businesses that carry church supplies. Many of these businesses have websites that showcase their products. Catholic churches normally depend on the Headquarter church to provide names of vendors that sell Catholic Church supplies. Orthodox Church supplies and Christian Church supplies probably will not be in abundance at stores that cater mainly to the Catholic faith. For some churches, the governing church will sell church supplies to the churches that are in their body or association. If you are an independent church you may have to depend on networking to find what you need.