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Talking to Your Architect

One of the challenges that churches continually face is that we build sporadically. Dealing with architects, designers and builders happens from time-to-time. This means that XPs and church leaders must relearn the language of architecture with [...]

By | 2017-05-19T17:01:42+00:00 May 19th, 2017|New Building|

Disposing Hell, An Essay

Many images come to mind when the word “hell” is mentioned. In the wider culture, common pictures include flames, pitchforks, and never-ending black holes. These images likely arise from how people thought of hell during [...]

By | 2016-10-12T11:00:02+00:00 September 11th, 2013|New Building|

Moving Into Your New Facility

The following was a presentation made at a conference, explaining the process of moving into a newly-built church building. The PowerPoint is available at the bottom of this page, complete with photos and samples of [...]

By | 2015-08-26T10:30:19+00:00 December 9th, 2012|New Building|

Financing Your Building

David Fletcher asked Paul Sewell to lead a presentation on Financing Your Building at a conference. At the bottom of this page is a copy of the PowerPoint presentation, complete with graphics. The presentation includes [...]

By | 2015-08-26T10:32:06+00:00 December 9th, 2012|New Building|

An Architect’s Presentation

The presentation that your architect will give you will provide you with a perspective on so many things. Is the architect understanding your spiritual DNA and how it will be represented in the building? Do [...]

By | 2015-08-26T10:31:19+00:00 December 9th, 2012|New Building|

Construction Manager At Risk Questions

When you are interviewing potential Construction Managers for your church's building project, what type of questions should you ask? What things should you ask them to discuss and describe? Below are some suggested questions, provided by [...]

By | 2015-08-26T10:33:05+00:00 December 9th, 2012|New Building|

Request For Proposal: Hiring an Architect

The Request For Proposal is a basic element of hiring an architect. But what is this document, this "RFP?"  John Jackson, of Jackson Galloway Architecture, has given a 7-page sample of an RFP, to help [...]

By | 2015-08-26T10:34:02+00:00 December 9th, 2012|New Building|

Typical Architectural Process

What is the architectural process, from start to finish, for planning a new  church building? Below is insight and wisdom from John Jackson, an architect experienced in helping churches build, on the process of designing a [...]

By | 2016-10-12T11:00:55+00:00 December 9th, 2012|New Building|

The Process of Hiring an Architect

What are the steps in finding the right architect for your church's building project? Below are words and suggestions from an experienced architect, sharing the steps and technical terms that you will encounter throughout the process. [...]

By | 2016-10-12T11:00:55+00:00 December 9th, 2012|New Building|

How To Be a Great Client When Building

You've interviewed architects and decided on the firm to design your new church building. How can you and your church leadership be a great client to the architect? The following are some words of wisdom [...]

By | 2016-10-12T11:00:55+00:00 December 9th, 2012|New Building|

Building Your Dream

Bob Feitl was an Architect and a Project Manager before he became an Executive Pastor. When he attended the XP-Seminar, he would often lead workshops regarding how to have a successful building project at your church. [...]

By | 2016-10-12T11:00:55+00:00 December 9th, 2012|Great Buildings, New Building|

How to Look Like a Borrower

One of the most significant events in the life of your church is preparing for a building project. A new building can mean an opportunity to start new ministries and grow those that exist. It means touching more [...]

By | 2016-10-12T11:01:36+00:00 December 5th, 2012|10 Year Planning, Banking, New Building|