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Facility repurposing: financial pros & cons

 By Kari Boyce Whether you’re a new church looking for a first home, a growing congregation needing a larger space to worship, or searching for a space for your exploding youth group to meet, there’s no denying one major trend for churches: facility repurposing. Churches across the country are taking advantage of vacant space that […]

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Great dividers

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Of all the facility tools at a church’s disposal, portable room dividers are — by design — among the most adaptable. Discover the various uses.

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The best of both worlds: it’s possible with combination seating!

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Combination seating appeals to a multi-generational church. It combines historical expectations with modern standards and aesthetics.

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Designing Worship Areas: Laying the foundation

Beginning a seven-part series on worship space design can be a bit intimidating. There are so many avenues to consider, so many topics to discuss, and so many variables which can create completely different outcomes.The most important concept to communicate throughout this series is this: Every church is different. Each church has a DNA which must be honored. This DNA is made up of several factors, or lenses.

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Engaging families — by design

Among forward-thinking church leaders, accommodating families is a top-of-mind priority.

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Investing in the next generation — by design

By Paulla Shetterly Some among the next generation of believers have become disillusioned with the traditional worship environment. Because of this, we, as designers, have had to rethink how we address the needs of today’s culture without repositioning the timeless truths of the church. It’s a tactical process often involving theming worship and student environments. […]

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The case for maximizing your space

Sometimes, renovation or expansion makes more sense than new construction.

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Good Steward Awards 2013

Good Steward Awards 2013: Technology SPECIAL NEEDS: Grace Church (Eden Prairie, MN) GIVING SOLUTIONS: Shore Fellowship (Egg Harbor Twp, NJ)   Good Steward Awards 2013: Leadership MULTI-SITE STAFF MANAGEMENT: First Baptist Church of West Palm Beach (West Palm Beach, FL) Grace Fellowship Church (Latham, NY) INNOVATIVE OUTREACH: First Mount Zion Baptist Church (Dumfries, VA) First […]

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On their level

Billy Goff, CEO of Dallas-based Goff Companies, shares the 5 elements his firm’s most successful children’s spaces projects all have in common. 1) Security. This is the first and foremost priority. We like to design spaces with one way in and one way out, aside from emergency exits. The focus is on having one check-in […]

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3 days left to nominate Good Steward Awards!

THREE DAYS LEFT to nominate recognition-worthy churches for the Church Executive 2013 Good Steward Awards! Winners will be spotlighted in our December issue in the areas of FACILITIES, FINANCE, FUNDRAISING, LEADERSHIP, SAFETY & SECURITY and TECHNOLOGY. Don’t wait any longer — submit your nomination today!      

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