Church Growth Archives - Church Executive


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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Taking teamwork to a new level

Kingsland Baptist Church’s second campus demonstrates the value and good stewardship of faith + community partnerships By RaeAnn Slaybaugh When building a new campus, what if the church wasn’t responsible for every piece of the puzzle? What if, to create their facilities, the church spent more time building relationships rather than raising funds? What if […]

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Building or renovating? Get to the WHY

“The decisions to build or renovate were not economic decisions, nor were they business decisions — these decisions to build were spiritual decisions.” Why do you want to build new ministry facilities?  Why do you desire to renovate these old, tired and outdated sanctuaries and children’s spaces?   Why are you planning to expand your […]

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Doing “Kingdom business” the right way

Backed by a team with financial finesse — plus, a church-centric banking partner — Odell Dickerson, Jr., and New Psalmist are enjoying streamlined processes, savings By RaeAnn Slaybaugh Maybe you were familiar with Odell Dickerson Jr., before you saw him on our cover.   As one of the country’s most sought-after consultants and keynote speakers […]

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ON EVANGELISM: 5 Things You May Not Know About Gen Z in the U.S.

1. American teens are growing out of being Christian. Though almost all Christian U.S. teens identified as Christian in childhood (94%) and Christianity remains the most common affiliation for teens (70%), about a quarter now claims no organized religion. This includes the one in ten (12%) who describe their faith identity as “nothing in particular.” […]

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Evangelism and digital discipleship in 2021 and beyond

By Beka Johnson The last year was nothing short of incredible. From the pandemic, to economic and social unrest, to natural disasters, we were forced to confront some of the deepest, darkest parts of our culture, including the depths of our own hearts. And it wasn’t pretty. The Church had to step into anxiety-filled moments, figuring […]

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Financially fit to build?

By Rodney C. James Any church that has a God-given vision to advance the Kingdom should be anticipating facility growth in their future, whether expansion, renovation, or new facilities. The question is not a matter of if, but when. So, since we will need a facility project of some type in the months or weeks […]

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Q&A: Church Facilities Conference & Expo (CFX) 2021

How did CFX Expo come about? Ron Procopio: We are sort of a second iteration of what was the Worship Facilities Conference & Expo, or WFX. I was part of that event at the beginning, and it ran for about 15 years before finally running its course. This version of Church Facilities is a sort […]

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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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