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Better design builds better connections

JOHN MEADOR  / PASTOR / CROSS CITY CHURCH / EULESS, TX With its Generations Project, Cross City Church is preparing its facilities to reach people for years to come. By RaeAnn Slaybaugh The Generations Project at Cross City Church isn’t Pastor John Meador’s first major building initiative. It is, however, his favorite.  “I’ve built several […]

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Divine timing (and much more)

By thinking outside the box, West End Church created a unique opportunity to expand into a rapidly growing, otherwise cost-prohibitive area of Houston. By RaeAnn Slaybaugh For many churches, landlock and exorbitant property prices are all-too-common hurdles — especially in rapid-growth areas like Houston. Luckily, these proved to be surmountable for River Pointe Church.  Beginning […]

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Portable partitions offer the space that fits your building’s needs

  With portable room dividers, your space can change as needed to accommodate small or large groups. Non permanent walls are portable, tackable, and affordable.   Innovative Room Dividers have: • Sound-absorption  • Locking corner casters  • Tackable panels  • Self-leveling casters • Full-length hinges  • Position control hinge  • Stable support base  • Secure […]

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Providing emergency shelter

Q&A with Guy Russ, assistant vice president – Risk Control at Church Mutual Insurance Company Why should a church consider opening its facility as a temporary shelter? Russ: Emergency shelters and transitional living arrangements are important ways churches can help those in need. This includes providing living arrangements within worship centers, fellowship halls and educational […]

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Creating spaces for true community

(above) At First Baptist Church Glenarden, a transitional space outside the children’s wing acts as an outdoor amphitheater used by the entire church. Rendering by Jesse Nedunuri, Shanks Architects  Among the most successful kids’ spaces you’ve designed for churches, what elements make them stand out?  Katherine Wiley: They’re all designed for community; the end user […]

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Translating the vision into reality

Architects and a pastor discuss the nuances of making an intangible dream come true when it comes to church facilities Church leaders typically refer to their building projects in terms of “vision.” Why is it so important for an architect to understand this language?   Bruce Woody: It’s important that the architect understand the vision […]

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Q&A: How gathering / fellowship spaces look now

  What are the signs that a church does not have adequate gathering and fellowship space right now? Charlie Daniels: The first sign starts with pre- and post-service traffic. If your congregation is not gathering before service or staying to gather after service, normally this is due to not having adequate gathering space.  Connection groups […]

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How to use room dividers in your church

By Katie Albrecht As a good steward of your facility, you need to prepare for a high level of adaptability. To adjust to the fast-paced atmosphere in the church, room dividers have become a staple for several decades. Though no church membership uses them entirely the same, here’s how some congregations use portable room dividers […]

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Thinking outside the “big box”

  With an open mind and a big vision as its foundation, Winners Chapel International Maryland is a totally reimagined space that ticks all the boxes — and comes in under budget. By RaeAnn Slaybaugh With locations all over the world, including Europe and Africa — notably including Canaanland in Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria, which […]

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Rise like a phoenix

[left to right] Churches by Daniels Founder & CEO Charlie Daniels and wife, Sally, with Cassie and Justin Driver After a devastating fire, a brand-new pastor embarks on a challenging rebuild project — and gets much more than he hoped for By RaeAnn Slaybaugh Growing up in a pastor’s home with sound biblical teaching, Justin […]

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