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Portable room dividers: adding flexibility in a church

By Katie Albrecht In the church, it’s not only the people that make the experiences great but also the use of the facility. The facility itself is a wonderful resource that if used properly, can bring in new members and funding. For that reason, your church space needs adaptability to thrive. Here’s how Screenflex Portable […]

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Virtual Sunday service: tools to thrive during disruption

(above) Use a green screen over a temporary wall divider to enhance and add variety to virtual classes. For Sunday services, consider using the sanctuary as your backdrop. By Katie Albrecht Uncertainty and adversity require people to be adaptable. For thousands of years, Christian worshipping occurred inside the church sanctuary. However, as we have all […]

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2 COVID-era church design trends that are likely to endure

As an architecture firm that works almost exclusively with churches and Christian schools, we must confess to allowing our collective joy to slip away every now and again during this rollercoaster ride of 2020. With 129 faith-based projects in active design or construction stages, we have walked along this path of uncertainty with many church […]

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“… BUT GOD!”

(above) Living Water Bible Fellowship in Alamosa, Colo. When considering the church facility construction outlook in 2021 and beyond, I believe it boils down to these two words. On a flight recently, I happened to be seated next to a project manager from a commercial construction company with projects across the United States. Naturally, I […]

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Ask for permission, not forgiveness!

By Rodney C. James Picture a group of men and women at the ready. Hard hats, leather gloves, steel toe boots, hammers, nails, and all the tools needed to tear down, renovate or expand your church building. A beautiful scene, isn’t it? Not so fast. Let’s rewind the tape. Where are permissions needed from the […]

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Buy. Renovate. Build. Repeat?

Flexibility — and familiarity — in financing ensure one church’s buy/renovate/build expansion project is a smooth operation By RaeAnn Slaybaugh Recently, Northridge Church in Rochester, NY, found itself in a unique position. To accommodate growth, it would need to buy, renovate and build. It was a different project than the church’s 2008 sanctuary build-out — […]

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The stewardship of space

Amid coronavirus, churches are (literally) reimagining their worship spaces. Portable equipment — platforms, risers, barricades and more — can make your space work, if you know how to maximize them. As you work with church leaders right now, what are their biggest questions about post-COVID operations? Cindy Albrecht: Church leaders come to us seeking solutions […]

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A transformation, truly

By RaeAnn Slaybaugh A Florida church’s design proves big impact is possible on a budget For Westside Family Worship Center in Jacksonville, Fla., everything changed overnight. Always a strong military community, the closure of a nearby Navy base meant the church immediately lost 60 families. Meanwhile, left empty, multiple mobile parks across the street from […]

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Q&A: church design trends

Exterior elements • Fellowship spaces • Children’s + Youth areas • Community-focused design • Multi-site design • “Green” elements • Revenue generation Let’s start from the outside in. What exterior / outdoor church design elements are popular? Thomas Small, AIA/NCARB: Most churches we work with are contemporary by nature; therefore, they’re looking for clean/modern designs […]

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Church design and construction in a post-pandemic world

By Brittany Kuhn Worship facilities design and construction is going through a renaissance of sorts. In recent years, there’s been a growing yet prominent trend toward increasingly versatile spaces. Traditional single-worship venues are being transformed into (or sometimes replaced by) modern community hubs that present clean lines, promote larger gathering spaces and offer appealing multifunctional […]

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