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Thumb the church construction kit

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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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“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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Estimating construction costs of a building project is critically important, but as architect Robert Foreman reminds readers, construction is but one part of the budget. This brief article...

Thumb building type basics worship

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Here architect Nicholas Roberts provides an ecumenical and inter-faith resource that is specifically designed to address the preplanning and early construction questions and needs of congregations...

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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...

Thumb building a new church

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Roman Catholic Priest James Healy understands first-hand the challenges and rewards for clergy and laity when building or renovating worship space. Healy believes that construction projects offer a...

Thumb gods house

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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 preparing to build

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This comprehensive book is a very helpful aid to congregations considering a building project. Fund raising and building consultant, Stephen Anderson takes readers through a complete building...

Thumb built of living stones

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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...

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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...

Thumb when not to build

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This popular book by church consultants and writing team Ray Bowman and Eddy Hall argues that congregations often invest numerous resources - financial and otherwise - and jump to building new...

Thumb 7 simple steps green

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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 guidelines for building

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This book by The Diocesan Commission on Church Art and Architecture for the Archdiocese of Chicago is designed to be used with Built of Living Stones, a statement by bishops in the United States...

Thumb building for ministry

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Richard White brings his years of experience and his unique perspective as a contractor and church consultant to bear on this guide to building a new congregational facility. White begins with a...

Thumb plan4it

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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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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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This article from the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) offers congregations topics to consider before selecting a piece of real estate to purchase. The article’s three sections are...

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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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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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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...

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