"he is trying to expense the repairs and supplies for the contractors"
If you are describing Building improvements, that isn't expense. It is Asset investment.
He "owns" a church, but that doesn't describe if he also owns Property or Real Estate.
It would be more helpful if you gave description and details. For instance, is this person renting a building and improving it to use for church services and operations?
"Level Up" is a gaming function, not a real life function.