Great Buildings

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.

Strategic Designs for Active Shooter Readiness

October 11th, 2019|Comments Off on Strategic Designs for Active Shooter Readiness

In this video, David Fletcher and Dave Milam from Visioneering Studios walks through Milam's 10-point report card on active shooter readiness. The report card, with explanations, is available in the downloadable tool. Use the Report [...]

Renovating a Church for Safety and Ministry

October 11th, 2019|Comments Off on Renovating a Church for Safety and Ministry

In this video, David Fletcher talks with Dave Milam and Bob Bergmann from Visioneering Studios. Milam and Bergmann share insights on renovating a church campus. Bob uses a sketch pad while Dave brings before-and-after [...]

Is Your Building Family-Friendly?

August 15th, 2019|Comments Off on Is Your Building Family-Friendly?

A connected family engages all members. The same is true for the church family. It takes the wisdom of seniors, the commitment of adults, the passion of youth and the innocence of children to [...]

Cultural Factors that Affect Building Design

July 20th, 2018|Comments Off on Cultural Factors that Affect Building Design

When we design a church building, cultural factors heavily influence us. We add certain elements, such as a steeple, for cultural reasons. The size of the building is culturally-driven. The decision to install air [...]

Church Photo Worth 1,000 Words

July 6th, 2018|Comments Off on Church Photo Worth 1,000 Words

XPastor gives a "Gold XP" rating to Mosaic Church of Orlando for the intro shot in their welcome video. David Fletcher recently was at Mosaic, helping them on a project. Fletch says, "Do you [...]

Concealed Weapons in Church

July 17th, 2017|Comments Off on Concealed Weapons in Church

As the need for a more formalized approach to security becomes the norm for many churches, some congregations are developing plans and policies to better protect their congregants and staff from active shooters. A matter [...]

Launching Strong: Five Key Strategies

December 16th, 2016|Comments Off on Launching Strong: Five Key Strategies

A record number of new churches are launching across North America. Most will initially choose to meet in a rented facility---often a school, movie theater or community center. While church is never only about the [...]

Should Your Church Consider a Cell Tower Lease?

September 13th, 2016|Comments Off on Should Your Church Consider a Cell Tower Lease?

A sales rep stops by your church office with a simple offer. Your building is ideally suited to be a cell phone tower. The equipment will be practically invisible. If you lease the space to [...]