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Setting the stage for impact

A good stage and lighting design helps create an engaging worship environment that people can’t resist.

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How to create an engaging worship space

It doesn’t have to be complicated, but if done right it can be extremely effective.

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Leading website firm announces free service to church plants

SiteOrganic has announced that newly-planted churches can now receive its most popular website design

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Historic preservation with the church can be a two-edged sword

In reaction to the loss of historically significant buildings within larger metropolitan areas in the 1950s, communities throughout the nation adopted historic preservation zoning codes to provide for the legal authority to designate and prevent the demolition or destruction of buildings considered valuable to the community as a whole.

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What church playgrounds can learn from amusement parks

Churches have something in common with the amusement industry: Both are relentless in the search for ways to attract people. Amusement parks do it to make money while the church does it to build its ministry and spread its teachings.

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When a small space makes a large impact

How important is youth programming for teens in today’s churches? The youth are the church of tomorrow, right? Having a successful youth program will add excitement to any church. Unfortunately, often funding for students is not a high enough priority in a building project or the overall church budget.

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Churches let their light shine for effective services

Lighting designers share tips for achieving an inviting and purposeful worship space. By Robert Shook and Michael White The spiritual connection between light and faith begins with the images called to mind by the familiar passage of Genesis: Let there be light. Light is used in many passages in the Bible to express the spirit […]

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Mixed-use church campuses intentionally foster community

There’s a trend towards people moving back to denser urban areas that provides an opportunity for the church to reclaim an anchor position in the heart of the community. The repatriation of downtown cores and the development of new transit-oriented urban centers is a trend that’s expected to continue for at least the next 15 years.

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An integrated holistic approach to what’s new in sustainability

Churches around the country have benefitted from choosing sustainable products and processes, whether they are purchasing paper or renovating or building a religious facility. Many church leaders have discovered that going green enhances their integrity and connection with their communities, while also providing healthier environments for their staffs and congregations.

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