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The multisite movement at a crossroads

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Very few multisite churches have maximized multiplication potential. Though the movement has been a game-changer, we are again standing at a crossroads.

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Great dividers

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Of all the facility tools at a church’s disposal, portable room dividers are — by design — among the most adaptable. Discover the various uses.

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The best of both worlds: it’s possible with combination seating!

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Combination seating appeals to a multi-generational church. It combines historical expectations with modern standards and aesthetics.

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Satellite expansion from the lender’s view

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Satellite expansion can help manage a church’s growth in attendance. There are do’s and don’ts for dealing with lenders and church expansion locations.

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Options are key to making building decisions

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Building a facility: making informed choices Decisions concerning building new facilities — or expanding existing ones — are among the most important issue any church leader will have to consider. As experienced decision-makers at any church have learned, it is concern beyond funding; building decisions must consider questions such as: • Is the space large […]

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Tried-and-true maintenance best practices for portable room dividers

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Just about any church can make great use of portable room dividers. They can be a safe, cost-effective long-term investment… but only if you buy thoughtfully. The biggest mistake I see churches make is buying cheap. Here’s why that’s so risky.

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What makes curved pews so special?

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What attributes of a curved pew not only provide a place to sit during the sermon, but also enhance the experience? Why should you consider curved pews in your sanctuary? (And come to think of it, when did the use of curved pews begin?)

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Refinancing — decoding the process

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Amortization. Balloon payment. Adjustable rate. Do these terms have you feeling like Dorothy in Oz? (“Lions and tigers and bears! Oh my!”)

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Stewardship includes planning and building for the long-term

Whenever building a new facility, church leaders and church building committee members share a common concern regarding stewardship: balancing building needs with adequate funding.

The solution to this dilemma usually comes down to a short-term decision based on the “lowest bid.” This option offers a strong argument when justifying most building decisions — but, as many worship facilities have found out, it might not be the smartest long-term answer.

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Glenn Wood: Finding the financial "fuel" Seacoast needs to grow

Glenn Wood / Church Administrator / Seacoast Church / Mt. Pleasant, SC

With 13 locations (and growing!), Seacoast Church’s vision proved to be beyond its previous financial partner’s comfort level.

The challenge: find one that understands who the church is, what it wants to do, why… and how to make it happen.

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