Construction Archives - Church Executive


5 facility “musts” to compete for young families

By Rodney James The culture of our nation is much different than it was two decades ago. And because of those differences, the church has been challenged to meet the perceived and real needs of this generation.  Many young families are leaving the traditional churches they were raised in, setting aside their denominational loyalties and […]

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Highly relational, by design

By RaeAnn Slaybaugh In form and function, relationship is at the heart of everything FBC Covington does as a church. Here’s how that commitment translates into the design of its 180,000-square-foot worship, education and commons expansion.

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Protective covering: an integral part in preserving stained glass windows

By John Phillips Just think how wonderful it would be if, once your stained glass windows were installed or restored,  they simply stayed in pristine condition. That would mean little heat or air-conditioning loss through them, and no vandalism or weather elements damage. Actually, this is a possibility: To maintain the original condition of the windows, […]

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Vision-Casting: how to integrate church culture, DNA into the design

By Nick Cooper If you’re beginning to think about a new facility, addition, remodel or relocation, you must first understand the culture and DNA of your congregation. Design should be an expression of those values aiding in your mission.

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Preserving your cultural heritage: A guide to stained glass window restoration

By John Phillips Stained glass window rejuvenation is becoming increasingly critical as the world’s stained glass windows are rapidly maturing. For many years, these stained glass treasures have been exposed to the elements, causing deterioration and forcing the need for repair and restoration. A professional stained glass consultant is versed in all facets of repair […]

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The architect as partner

Architects, pastors and a CFO talk about how to navigate — or better yet, avoid — the usual challenges of a church building project Why is the “architect as a partner” dynamic so essential? Bruce Woody: A church space is meant for family. Although a family might use it in a variety of different ways, […]

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Say Yes(!) To The Next Generation

Steve Williams Northpointe Church

Capital campaigns are nothing new to Steve Williams, Senior Pastor at NorthPointe Community Church in Fresno, Calif. Even so, engaging professional expertise has been a great asset in helping this church meet — and exceed — its ambitious $5-million goal to fund a new children’s facility. In 1980, Steve Williams joined his childhood friend, Rick […]

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Decision-making: facts (data-driven) VS. opinions (emotion-driven)

By Scott A. Nelson, AIA, LEED AP BD+C Data is changing the way our world operates. Need convincing? Simply type “data” into Google’s search bar, and 0.47 seconds later you will have more than 1.7 billion results of data’s impact. From Facebook’s collecting / harvesting / selling of user data, to data breaches and scandals […]

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Considering stained glass?

6 steps to choosing the right studio By John Phillips Stained glass for your church is one of the most important and lasting purchases you’ll ever make. Stained glass has powerful artistic impact. It conveys a spiritual message to your congregation and community. It also contributes to the interior and exterior fabric of the building […]

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What is a “great deal” on a piece of land?

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By Rodney James How much does a piece of land really cost? So, you’re ready to relocate your church or start a new campus. Where do you begin? Everyone knows that location, location, location is the most important thing when purchasing real estate. But, for a church wanting to build new facilities on that land, […]

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