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SMART EXPANSION IDEAS

  Q&A: How to get the most from your new space Church Executive: For pastors, what are some common indicators that it’s time to seriously consider expanding? Charlie Daniels: One sign is when you start reaching close to capacity, of course. Or if your facility just isn’t adequate for the times. Sound, lights and video […]

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ON THE SHADY SIDE

By RaeAnn Slaybaugh Perhaps better than anyone else in the United States, Arizonans know the value of being able to park in the shade. It’s a major perk.  And now, Scottsdale Bible Church — which has appeared on lists of the largest churches in America (and is certainly one of the biggest churches in the […]

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Enjoying made-to-order ministry space

  By RaeAnn Slaybaugh BRIAN BALES  / LEAD PASTOR / CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP CHURCH / ASHBURN, VA The new Christian Fellowship Church (Building) in Ashburn, Va., took many of its unique, contemporary style cues from the surrounding community Over 30+ years, leaders at Christian Fellowship Church grew adept at making ministry work in a former manufacturing […]

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Made in the SHADE

For one of the country’s biggest, fastest-growing churches, solar structures make a lot of ministry (and monetary) sense In the Phoenix metro area, Christ’s Church of the Valley is a household name. Around the country, it’s similarly well-known as the second-largest and fastest-growing church in America, according to the 2021 Outreach 100 list.  But even […]

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Buy, renovate or build?

How to determine your best path forward By Rodney C. James It doesn’t matter if yours is a more recent church plant looking for its first potential forever home or a well-established church where facilities are hindering you from fulfilling your God-given vision: answering the question, “What do we do next?” has implications that can […]

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The financial realities of home improvement projects

By Keith R. Davenport, CFP® With the growing popularity of HGTV and other networks, homeowners are presented with glamorous home makeovers and improvement projects. It all looks beautiful on the screen, but how much will that project cost? And will it increase your home’s value? Let’s look at the realities. At some point, most homeowners […]

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Shifting gears

ETHAN VANSE / SENIOR PASTOR / CHURCH ON THE MOVE / BROKEN ARROW, OKLA. For leaders at Church On The Move, switching it up — not only in their growth model, but also in their building approach — got them just where they wanted to be. By RaeAnn Slaybaugh For Ethan Vanse, Church On The […]

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A church for the city

  With stained-glass windows and ornate pillars juxtaposing stained concrete and steel, Frontline Church’s downtown Oklahoma City location merges historical beauty with a modern renovated space for the community. By Carla Hinton • Photos by Marcus Wehmuller • Additional reporting by RaeAnn Slaybaugh The transition from house church living room to one of the most […]

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How functional design helps drive financing

When the term “engaging design” comes up, the financing part of the equation might seem unrelated.  Nothing could be further from the truth. I’ve been working in the church loan market, exclusively, for more than 16 years. I’ve known Bruce Woody, President and CEO of HH Architects, that entire time. Our organizations attend and sponsor […]

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Engagement is for everyone!

An experienced church architect discusses what “engaging design” really means — and it’s a lot more than bricks-and-mortar Church Executive: The topic of “designing for maximum engagement” is top of mind for you and your team. Why? Bruce Woody: During COVID, there was such a period of disengagement. Church leaders demonstrated their flexibility by shifting […]

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