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book

Any congregation planning to build or renovate its facilities will want to use this resource by Marcela Rhoads, registered architect and specialist in understanding and fulfilling the American with...

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article

“It wouldn’t make sense to build a soccer field if our ministry is basketball.” This 12-page guide from Disciples Extension Fund is written with non-experts in mind. The planning and building...

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media

Congregations across the United States increasingly struggle to maintain physical houses of worship as membership declines and buildings age. One preservationist deems it a “national crisis.” In...

Thumb a place of encounter

book

Lutheran pastor and author D. Foy Christopherson’s experience and training on the relationship between worship goals and worship spaces inform this work. Christopherson believes there is a...

Thumb gods house

book

Much has changed for Roman Catholics since Vatican II, including the understanding of how worship space looks and feels. Father Vosko specializes in church design, and he addresses these changes...

Thumb appreciative team building

book

Based on the principles and process of Appreciative Inquiry, this book, written by nationally known authors in the field of organizational development, is an indispensable resource for those...

Thumb the facility management handbook

book

Professional engineers and certified facility managers Kathy Roper and Richard Payant combine their education, experience, and skills to produce this comprehensive yet accessible volume that...

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organization

Based in Kansas, this rather comprehensive congregational consulting firm offers a large range of services. Among these are facility planning, church health analyses, church conflict and urban...

Thumb discovering the other

book

Marcel Proust said, “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes” -and that’s what this book provides congregational leaders. Through integrating the...

Thumb thin book of trust

book

Healthy congregations are vital to effective growth and ministry. Central to governance in any congregation is the extent to which congregants trust their leadership and how leaders trust each...

Thumb catholic church architecture

book

Prolific author and architectural historian Denis R. McNamara’s award-winning seminal work combines the traditions and norms of Roman Catholicism with its most public symbol - the church building. ...

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article

Here author and former professor Robert McClory relays the stories of several Roman Catholic congregations and their experiences - both positive and negative - as they plan for and renovate their...

Thumb 7 simple steps green

book

Rebekah Simon-Peter’s experience and training as a United Methodist pastor and her degree in environmental studies converge as she shows congregations how to become environmentally responsible....

Thumb church locality

book

This book isn’t about why to plant a church or how to expand to multiple sites. It’s a book about where to meet as a church when you plant, multiply and grow out of your space. Jim Tomberlin,...

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organization

Many congregations have sought information about the Design/Build process as an alternative to traditional design and construction methods. The National Association of Church Design Builders...

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book

When a building project is on the congregation’s horizon, the first thing leaders should do is create a solid plan. In fact, according to church facility guru Tim Cool, they need to make four...

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web resource

Visit this website for up-to-date information on all things related to facility management. Find articles, blogs, magazines and webinars on topics such as roofing, HVAC, energy efficiency and...

Thumb built of living stones

book

Approved by the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB) in 2001, Built of Living Stones is both a theological and practical guide for both local bishops and parishes considering either...

Thumb stained glass association

organization

The Stained Glass Association of American is the parent organization of the Stained Glass School in Raytown, Missouri. Its membership is made up of the finest stained glass architects and artisans...

Thumb worship facilities mag

periodical

Worship Facilities Magazine’s educational and informative articles address different questions and concerns about a congregation’s facility. The magazine’s goal is to help congregations design,...

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