FACILITIES Archives - Church Executive


Balancing relevance & stewardship in church design

By Don Mahoney I’ve come across many articles in recent years that speak to what’s “in” and what’s “out” in terms of current church design trends.   As an architect who has worked with hundreds of churches over several decades, I’ve been on the front lines of this massive conceptual shift — especially over the last decade — […]

Read More >
Share

Facility repurposing: financial pros & cons

 By Kari Boyce Whether you’re a new church looking for a first home, a growing congregation needing a larger space to worship, or searching for a space for your exploding youth group to meet, there’s no denying one major trend for churches: facility repurposing. Churches across the country are taking advantage of vacant space that […]

Read More >
Share

Starting a Christian school: best practices

By Darren Thompson & Richard Koon with Robert “Bo” Gutzwiller You might be successfully pastoring a church and thinking the “next step” for your ministry is starting a school. CAUTION: Your skill and experience with operating a church might or might not translate into the unique challenges that schools present. Who wouldn’t be interested in […]

Read More >
Share

The multisite movement at a crossroads

multisite churches

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

Read More >
Share

Great dividers

space dividers church

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

Read More >
Share

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

church pew seat combo

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

Read More >
Share

What you should know before recruiting a church intern

church internship

Many churches recruit interns as a way to provide ministry experience for students. Guidelines for unpaid internships have changed.

Read More >
Share

Satellite expansion from the lender’s view

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.

Read More >
Share

Options are key to making building decisions

church building project

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 […]

Read More >
Share

How mobile giving cuts time, heartache out of your staff’s week

church giving generosity

Your staff members have BIG jobs. Few have enough time to do all that’s on their plates. Sometimes, God provides through technology — and it’s miraculous.

Read More >
Share