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Timely and appropriate care of their sacred space helps congregations keep the focus on mission and ministry. A facilities assessment can inform a range of building concerns, from routine...

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Congregations with historic houses of worship can be daunted by their building’s maintenance, repair and renovation requirements. A building conditions survey offers an assessment that results in a...

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Christianity Today offers helpful information and ideas about financing a building project. The numerous authors are both creative and practical in their approach. They address various topics,...

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When it comes to congregational building projects, having a fruitful working relationship with the contractor ranks among the most important keys to success. This two-page guide from congregational...

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Experienced Center for Congregations personnel and congregational experts Nancy DeMott, Tim Shapiro, and Brent Bill begin with the idea that religious “buildings communicate.” Discovering what and...

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Bottom line: First discern your congregation’s unique vision, and the mission motivation for a building project. Then, communicate that vision and mission motivation over and over again, in...

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Working successfully with an architect requires “good planning, open communications and an on-going awareness” of the project’s goals. This article, from the resource experts at the Center for...

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Professional architect and speaker Henry Hardinge Menzies’ design work has concentrated on church renovations and building projects, leading him to these reflections on the role and importance of...

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Architect Dean Morgan agrees with those who say that “buildings communicate.” Morgan believes that providing a beautiful facility is one way to communicate how a congregation feels about God and...

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Youth ministry experts Mark DeVries and Nate Stratman are so confident that their process will secure youth volunteers that they offer a money-back guarantee and an additional $20 product financial...

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“I believe there are companies that have built wonderful facilities in prime locations that are now sitting empty because God has destined them for community-shaping and life-impacting churches.” ...

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