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Installers, integrators remain busy on church projects

A view of a recent lighting project install at Summit Church in Buffalo, Wyoming. (Photo courtesy of MARCUS HAMMOND) By Andres Caamano As churches across the country have had to adjust significantly in these challenging times, work on projects is still readily available. Unlike many other sectors that in recent months hit the brakes on […]

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Careful. Considered. Coordinated.

One large Texas church proves the best church building outcomes are all of the above By RaeAnn Slaybaugh Having undergone a few previous building projects, Senior Pastor Dr. Jimmy Pritchard and his team knew exactly what (and who) they were looking for: the right partners. From the architect, to the A/V/L systems integrator, to the […]

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A dream comes true: the vision of two

By RaeAnn Slaybaugh Senior Pastor Mark Allen’s path to starting a church in Athens, Texas, began in 2005 — though it certainly wasn’t his plan. “Athens doesn’t need another church,” he laughs. “It’s an exaggeration, but I’ve heard people say there are about 12,000 people who live here and, like, 1,500 churches.” But, God had […]

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Training to return to church in a COVID-19 environment

By Matthew F. Manion As of this writing, masses are being celebrated in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome for the first time in 10 weeks. Throughout the United States, individual states and local jurisdictions are creating guidelines for religious gatherings as they begin to reopen their governments. As churches around the globe begin to open […]

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Out of the ashes

By RaeAnn Slaybaugh For Tulsa’s Memorial Drive Church of Christ, connecting as a church family was never a problem — but the facilities told a less inspiring story. Built in 1963, this mid-century modern church features a tent-like parabolic roof, with additions in 1973 and 1977. While the church design surely had its admirers from […]

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Heritage lives here

When a tornado destroyed their church, the father-daughter pastor team of Phil and Sarah Taylor enlisted a pastor’s son and second-generation church builder to help pick up the pieces. By RaeAnn Slaybaugh When a devastating tornado touched ground in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on May 3, 1999, Phil Taylor, his wife Paula, and their daughter Rebekah were […]

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Ensuring an engaging churchgoing experience — by design

An exclusive roundtable produced in conjunction with the National Association of Church Design Builders. Roundtable participants are members of this non-profit organization that serves as a resource for the planning, design and construction of churches and church-related facilities. The goal of NACDB is to educate local churches on how to go about designing, building or […]

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Intuitive. Proactive. Peaceful.

MATT KAUTZKY / DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES / BLACKHAWK CHURCH / MIDDLETON, WI  Spanning more than 130,000 square feet, Blackhawk Church transitioned from a (scraps of) paper-based facilities management system to an intuitive platform — all with zero downtime. The platform’s implementation has even fostered the pursuit of a guiding principle for the church: providing a […]

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Leading or lagging?

Architects, pastors discuss what makes church design relevant & appealing to current expectations When we talk about “meeting current expectations” with church design, what are we saying? What are those expectations? Woody: Meeting current expectations means your building is consistently reflective of the culture you’ve developed at your church. When design is intentional, the more […]

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Preparing your church for growth: 3 key strategies

By Kerry Jones  You spend hours working on sermons. You spend money, time and effort building outreach programs. You evaluate those programs and community involvement constantly in an effort to grow attendance at your church. But is your church facility prepared to handle that growth? If you’re not sure, here are 3 important keys that […]

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