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A transformation, truly

By RaeAnn Slaybaugh A Florida church’s design proves big impact is possible on a budget For Westside Family Worship Center in Jacksonville, Fla., everything changed overnight. Always a strong military community, the closure of a nearby Navy base meant the church immediately lost 60 families. Meanwhile, left empty, multiple mobile parks across the street from […]

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Recruiting the right building team

By Rodney C. James Nearly every church selects a group of people to lead a renovation or building project. You might call them a “vision team,” “building committee,” “expansion board,” or some other creative name, but their role will be the same: to assist the staff and leadership in the myriad of decisions the church […]

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Increase engagement, streamline ministry management — and solve some of today’s toughest ministry problems

By Troy Pollock COVID-19 has forced churches across the nation to transition to a digital-first strategy to engage their congregations. However, in meeting with some of today’s leading churches and discussing the implementation of technology, one of the biggest pain points they communicate is the lack of seamless integration between their systems and tools. In […]

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Lights, controls, savings! (And safety, too)

During COVID-19, consider using the facilities’ downtime to drive cost savings — and create safe, clean spaces for the ‘new normal’ The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many churches to operate remotely or with a limited schedule. The empty buildings provide parishes an opportunity to make facility upgrades that will last well beyond the pandemic. LED […]

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Q&A: Want peak buildings performance?

It’s possible to know how your facilities are doing … without stepping foot on campus Many church executives won’t be familiar with the term “telemetry.” What is it, and how does it apply to their roles as large-church leaders and managers? Bob Swanger, MBA, LEED AP: Telemetrysm Powered by Harris, is a proprietary process to […]

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Remote control

During COVID-19 — and beyond — an energy management suite (EMS) can do so much: streamline operations, increase control, reduce wear-and-tear, save time, keep people safe, and drive significant savings. Many churches are working and worshipping remotely and operating on a limited schedule. How are they managing their campuses’ HVAC / temperature control?  Sam Boutros: We […]

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Q&A: church design trends

Exterior elements • Fellowship spaces • Children’s + Youth areas • Community-focused design • Multi-site design • “Green” elements • Revenue generation Let’s start from the outside in. What exterior / outdoor church design elements are popular? Thomas Small, AIA/NCARB: Most churches we work with are contemporary by nature; therefore, they’re looking for clean/modern designs […]

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New data highlights church challenges during COVID-19

Faithlife Survey Shows Churches are Returning to In-Person Gathering but Disunity Regarding Policies   BELLINGHAM, Wash., September 23, 2020–New survey data from Faithlife, the church technology company behind Logos Bible Software, reveals that while the majority of churches are returning to in-person gatherings, leaders face numerous challenges to church unity within their congregations. “COVID-19 has necessitated […]

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New study: How are congregations being affected by COVID-19?

41% of congregations reported declines in donations in early months of pandemic while 28% saw increases, according to survey by Lake Institute on Faith & Giving INDIANAPOLIS — Many U.S. religious congregations currently are entering their annual fall fundraising and budget-planning season with uncertainty about their finances and reopening plans as the COVID-19 pandemic and […]

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“Don’t Quit In The Dip”

By Shaun Nepstad Tears streamed down my face while my body was folded up under my desk like origami. I had just preached my heart out that Sunday, and I was exhausted and overwhelmed. Earlier that week, I had been teaching boldly, and now I was hiding from the world, hoping no one would find […]

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