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Planning is key to building success

By Jim Peckham Building committee members and church leaders often face a dilemma when developing building plans for church facilities. Planning should begin by addressing two fundamental questions: What’s the mission for the church? And What type of facility is needed to support the mission? However, the answers to these two questions often lead to […]

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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 — […]

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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 […]

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The multisite movement at a crossroads

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

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Great dividers

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

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

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

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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.

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Options are key to making building decisions

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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 […]

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Tried-and-true maintenance best practices for portable room dividers

Just about any church can make great use of portable room dividers. They can be a safe, cost-effective long-term investment… but only if you buy thoughtfully. The biggest mistake I see churches make is buying cheap. Here’s why that’s so risky.

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What makes curved pews so special?

What attributes of a curved pew not only provide a place to sit during the sermon, but also enhance the experience? Why should you consider curved pews in your sanctuary? (And come to think of it, when did the use of curved pews begin?)

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