Handle with care

Whether they’re subject to regular inspections or not, church kitchens should incorporate a safety program into their operation and follow a Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) plan. Pamela Goldstein, vice president of operations at Nevada-based Humidity Control Systems — maker of CoolerKING, an all-natural mineral filter — also recommends that a certified food […]

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What to expect IF you’re inspected

Generally speaking, if a church cooks for and sells food to the public, it’s subject to regular inspections from the state health department — once or twice a year, typically. The number of meals served, and how often, are two more factors in the frequency of required inspections. “In some states, churches are exempt from […]

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A few words about ovens

As with any kitchen, the oven is the heart of a commercial-grade operation. Because it’s such a big investment — in terms of ministry and money — design experts recommend thinking “outside the box” about some advanced, cost-saving options. One type of oven — the Rational cooking center — has earned a resounding endorsement from […]

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Is a commercial kitchen right for your church?

By RaeAnn Slaybaugh With equipment, exhaust systems, plumbing, electricity, building codes and so much more to consider — all at a considerable cost — building a commercial church kitchen is a big decision. But, it’s also a smart one. Any church that wants to add a commercial kitchen to its campus learns quickly that it’s […]

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Q & A: multi-site solutions

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A church construction expert weighs in on what to buy, build or renovate for maximum ministry.

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From disaster comes opportunity

After 20,000 feet of space in an Oklahoma church was flooded, leaders embraced the chance to renovate for maximum ministry.

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Second to none

A multipurpose room is transformed into a state-of-the-art video venue/worship room annex.

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The case for maximizing your space

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Sometimes, renovation or expansion makes more sense than new construction.

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Good Steward Awards 2013

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Good Steward Awards 2013: Technology SPECIAL NEEDS: Grace Church (Eden Prairie, MN) GIVING SOLUTIONS: Shore Fellowship (Egg Harbor Twp, NJ)   Good Steward Awards 2013: Leadership MULTI-SITE STAFF MANAGEMENT: First Baptist Church of West Palm Beach (West Palm Beach, FL) Grace Fellowship Church (Latham, NY) INNOVATIVE OUTREACH: First Mount Zion Baptist Church (Dumfries, VA) First […]

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Secure, by design

At Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, TX (above right),  children’s check-in technology isn’t a new concept. In fact before approaching Robert Fredella, CEO of Fort Worth, TX-based SUNPRO Custom Creations, the church already had more than a dozen of the company’s (aptly named) Prestonwood models up and running. “But, they were building a new children’s […]

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