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An education in engagement

A seasoned church builder shares the most engaging designs in his portfolio   Engaging gathering spaces Pastor Joel Sims at Word of Life Church in Flowood, Miss., has the best gathering space of any church I’ve ever built. This space features a full kitchen, so the church is serving full meals before and after church […]

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Examining the role of “moments” in engaging church design

That was so special!   That was the best thing ever…  Moments.  Do you look back over your life and find that a moment, just a fleeting second, stands out profoundly? The few moments of sitting on the park bench as a family at the top of Logan Pass at Glacier National Park on our […]

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Sunday-morning QUARTERBACKING

By RaeAnn Slaybaugh No pastor can — or should — undergo a major building project without the right bench strength Rod MacIlvaine is no stranger to ‘quarterbacking’ a church building project. What he didn’t want to do with the new, 16,000-square-foot facility at Grace Community Church in Bartlesville, Okla., however, was navigate a third such […]

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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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The church world is mixing it up!

  By Ravi Waldon, AIA, LEED AP Ministries are getting really creative at both extending their reach into the community and also improving their financial sustainability as they evaluate and deal with ministry trends accelerating post-pandemic.  With respect to the physical facilities and property they steward, they ask: Is there a different approach to church […]

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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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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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Michael Graves Architecture & Design acquires Waldon Studio Architects

(above: Bay Area Community Church in Annapolis, MD) The merger strengthens the firm’s legacy of innovative design and deep sector knowledge — including the faith-based market Earlier this month, Michael Graves Architecture (MG), an award-winning global leader in planning, architecture, and interior design based in Princeton, NJ — and a household name for design aficionados […]

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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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