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Don’t just react to your facility’s maintenance issues. Manage them proactively by establishing a preventive maintenance system. This 300-page manual from a church facilities expert provides tools...

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Published as a part of the Church Tax and Law Ministry of Christianity Today, this helpful article was first published in 2007. It is a user-friendly guide for congregations to use in accessing...

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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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How does a guest experience our congregation building? What can you do to make sure your congregation’s facility supports your reason for being? What story does your facility tell? These are the...

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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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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...

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Here, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) offers “best practices” for maintaining a church facility. The goal is safety and efficiency, as well as making effective ministry possible while...

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“Signs do more than just point the way. They help visitors feel welcomed, direct people safely through a building, and communicate the culture and feel of an organization.” So says the Christian...

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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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Veteran facilities advisor and Episcopal Canon, Timothy O’Malley, narrates this PowerPoint presentation detailing the many aspects of building maintenance that require regular inspection and...

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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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Reducing household energy usage can save hundreds of dollars annually, but not knowing what to do or how to do it can stymy even the best-intentioned steward. This 12-step program helps individuals...

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Many pastors and leaders in the church would be hard pressed to call the management of their congregation real ministry. John Wimberly would argue it is. In his book, The Business of the Church,...

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This resource is essentially a PowerPoint from the Des Moines, Iowa area Roman Catholic Diocese. It is a clearly presented summary of tasks related to preventative maintenance of your...

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In this free government publication, congregational facility managers will find useful information and practical guidance for improved energy efficiency. The 46-page PDF is full of tips and tools...

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article

Maintaining a church calendar is simple, right? Rarely, say the contributors to this article from Christianity Today, though they also say that answering basic questions is a helpful starting...

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Deciding to rent worship space involves dozens of smaller and, likewise, important decisions, and it is the additional issues that this brief article from Christianity Today addresses. The first...

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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...

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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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Dreaming, planning, building and sustaining describe the lifecycle of effective facility management and the process used by Cool Solutions Group to help churches manage their most costly asset-the...

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