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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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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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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...

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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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Professor Mark Torgerson cares about the environment and religious institutions, such as churches and synagogues. This work is the intersection of Torgerson’s passions, and in it he addresses how...

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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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If your facility seems inadequate for your ministry or community needs, or if you are wondering about the advantages and disadvantages of converting your facility into flexible space, then this...

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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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This five-step plan from the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is for congregations who have already identified real estate to purchase. The first step is “investigation,” which includes...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Don’t just react to your facility’s maintenance issues. Manage them proactively by establishing a preventive maintenance system. This free download from church facility experts provides tools to...

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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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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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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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