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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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Collaboration is key

One of the most challenging aspects of growth in a church can be the preparation and coordination of balancing space needs with financial means. After all, the physical building can mean so much to your church family. You want to have a certain feeling when you walk in the building. You want the building to […]

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The lending landscape in 2021

Though I’ve been blessed to work with churches for more than two decades, I learned a long time ago: never say “I’ve seen it all.”  The past year is the perfect example of why. Without a doubt, 2021 provided us with new and unique challenges — but it also confirmed some emerging trends and some […]

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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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Considering an online MDiv?

Now’s the time When I began my MDiv in 2005, one of the biggest decisions I had to make was how I could manage furthering my education, considering my place in life.  Would I have to move?  Would I be able to balance a full-time job with graduate-level work? At the time, online education was […]

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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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