Take the long view

When selecting portable room dividers, which components will deliver lasting, durable performance?


Proactive & penny wise


We counsel our house-of-worship clients to be proactive by preparing for the repair and replacement expenses that are both inevitable and predictable. But, we also counsel them to be wise.


12 diseases of a church facility

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By Tim Cool A while back, Gary Nicholson, a church architect formerly with LifeWay in Nashville, wrote a blog about 9 diseases of church facilities. Since that post, our researchers have determined that there are additional diseases that many church facilities — and those involved in church facility care and development — may suffer from. […]


Beautiful sound, naturally

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The Grotto — a stunning outdoor sanctuary in Portland — is a truly challenging audio environment. First and foremost, church leaders needed awe-inspiring audio to match the sanctuary’s surroundings. But, the system also had to be flexible, reliable, durable … and discrete. Here’s how they got everything on their wish list. By Mike Lethby Known as […]


The state of religious lending

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By Dan Mikes Religious institution expansion appears to be on the rebound, and the willingness of financial institutions to support this growth remains strong. At the same time, the religious institution segment as a whole seems to have learned from some of the challenges it faced through the downturn. In this post-meltdown era, physical expansion plans […]


Buying through a procurement services company: your ministry and monetary benefits, explained


With a sufficient base of customers, procurement services companies are able to leverage this collective volume and offer discounts and value to a variety of smaller clients — including, for example, church ministries, which might not buy quite as much on their own.


On time & on budget


Tried-and-true strategies for making it a reality for your next church construction project


Building for the future


How the construction of a Family Life Center drove cost savings — without sacrificing aesthetics


Alternative facility options — spotlight on: happy campers!


For an 18,000-square-foot worship center for the new Oklahoma Assembly of God State Youth Camp in Sparks, OK, a metal building system made the most sense. Here’s why.


Science Behind the Seat: the care & keeping of your big investment

Sauder Worship Seating installation of straight and Radiance curved pews in Saint Francis of Assisi in Triangle, VA

The facility manager is the shepherd of the church grounds, which might include a range of duties — from landscaping, to building maintenance, to basic maintenance of the seating. It’s important for this individual to have thorough knowledge of how to properly clean upholstery and how often to tighten bolts on the seating.