What makes for a great church building? That depends. What is your church culture? Who and what age group are you targeting with the gospel? And how does your facilities team keep your resources looking great? If your church looks like it stepped out of 1983—dust and all—you might as well lead visitors in the front door and out the back.
I can't tell you how many times I've had a meeting with a pastor, told him what I do as a consultant and watched him perk up. I recently had a meeting with a Senior [...]
John Cissel of Visioneering Studios talks about new uses of church property. This involves churches doing joint ventures with developers for impacting a church’s local community. The issue is how to build church facilities in expensive urban [...]
One of the challenges of launching a church or multisite campus in a rented space is finding an excellent location where you can maximize the worship, children’s, and first impressions experiences. Schools seem to be [...]
Today “Church” comes in many different forms, sizes and ministry focuses. While everyone can agree that stewardship should be a guiding principle for committees making financial decisions, what does that mean practically? What should the [...]
When it comes to managing facilities expansion in most dynamic churches, many people think first of building a brand new facility. But in today’s changing world, there are good reasons a church should seriously explore [...]
I fly a lot. Living in Charlotte, North Carolina, I used to predominately fly USAir, as Charlotte is their primary hub. Most anywhere I want to go is a direct flight. They have a significant number of flights [...]
David Fletcher developed this PDF for several workshops on Building the New Building. See also his article on The Spiritual DNA of Grace Covenant Church of Austin. This PDF is an example that shows the [...]