New Buildings

Blueprints, architects, building supervisors, punch lists … sounds like a headache waiting to happen! Included here are some helpful articles, from architects that have worked with churches on a new building, as well as from church leaders that have survived the building experience.

What Story Is Your Building Telling?

August 15th, 2019|Comments Off on What Story Is Your Building Telling?

Recently a church leader noticed an old sign in the parking lot which said "towing enforced." That was the first sign that a visitor saw upon entering the property! This webinar will explore similar [...]

10 Questions to Ask Before You Build

August 15th, 2019|Comments Off on 10 Questions to Ask Before You Build

There is the familiar story of the church that built a new building, only to discover on opening day that needed aspects were missing. Does a church ever have enough closets? Is the lobby [...]

Strategic Designs for Active Shooter Readiness

August 15th, 2019|Comments Off on Strategic Designs for Active Shooter Readiness

Dave Milam has helped hundreds of churches around the country with their facilities. One of his most frequent questions is, "How can we make our campus safer?” This webinar provides a lively discussion from [...]

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 [...]

Talking to Your Architect

May 19th, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

The Design-Build Process—Free Resource

March 7th, 2017|Comments Off on The Design-Build Process—Free Resource

Our colleagues at Visioneering Studios have created a free resource to help you learn what you don't know about the design-build process. The fast-paced nature of ministry can leave little room for researching all the [...]

How to Pick a Facility for a Church Plant

May 25th, 2015|Comments Off on How to Pick a Facility for a Church Plant

No two church plants are exactly the same. People, communities, economics and ministry purpose are only a few of the many variables church planters must work within. While God’s purpose should be the centerpiece of [...]

Five Lease Negotiating Tips for Churches

February 27th, 2014|Comments Off on Five Lease Negotiating Tips for Churches

As the multisite and church planting movements continue to become the fastest form of multiplication and community impact, an increasing number of churches are looking to facilities they would lease rather than own. Given this