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Architecture & Design

FOCUS ON: FAITH + COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

FOCUS ON: FAITH + COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

Kingsland Baptist Church’s second campus demonstrates the value of these partnerships

CREATING SPACES FOR TRUE COMMUNITY

CREATING SPACES FOR TRUE COMMUNITY

A Q&A with 2 seasoned architects

BEST PRACTICES FOR BUILDING

BEST PRACTICES FOR BUILDING

When the Mission Field Comes to You • Recruiting the Right Building Team • Building or Renovating? Get to the Why

THE LENDING LANDSCAPE: CONSTRUCTION FINANCING

THE LENDING LANDSCAPE: CONSTRUCTION FINANCING

The lending landscape in 2021 • How to balance space needs with financial means • COVID-era financing challenges — and the lessons learned

 
HOW GATHERING / FELLOWSHIP SPACES LOOK <I>NOW</I/>

HOW GATHERING / FELLOWSHIP SPACES LOOK NOW

Outdoor options • welcoming design strategies for all ages • integrating your church's brand into the space • wayfinding best practices

TRANSLATING THE VISION INTO REALITY

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.

ISAAC OYEDEPO + WINNERS CHAPEL INTERNATIONAL MARYLAND: A 15-acre shopping center becomes the perfect church home

ISAAC OYEDEPO + WINNERS CHAPEL INTERNATIONAL MARYLAND: A 15-acre shopping center becomes the perfect church home

Best of all, Phase 1 of this challenging build is slated for completion on time and under budget.

BUCK ANDERSON & GRACE BIBLE CHURCH—CREEKSIDE: Setting a multi-site standard + driving long-term savings

BUCK ANDERSON & GRACE BIBLE CHURCH—CREEKSIDE: Setting a multi-site standard + driving long-term savings

With its nature-sensitive, yet ministry-oriented design, Grace Creekside is the ‘brand standard’ for future campuses of this rapidly growing multi-site church.

 
STEWARDSHIP OF SPACE

STEWARDSHIP OF SPACE

Planning for longevity • Quality room divider checklist • How to use room dividers in your church • Prepping your church acoustically

JOSH & BRYNN COPRON + GRACE CITY’S NEW CHURCH: Livin’ the dream — <i>under</i/> budget

JOSH & BRYNN COPRON + GRACE CITY’S NEW CHURCH: Livin’ the dream — under budget

With the right building partner + a personal passion for design, the result is a new church that’s beyond expectations ... and below budget

CHURCH CONSTRUCTION FORECAST: 2021

CHURCH CONSTRUCTION FORECAST: 2021

How faith plays a role • COVID-era church design trends likely to endure • Biblical, practical + stewardship-driven approaches to design & construction

 
CHURCH DESIGN TRENDS

CHURCH DESIGN TRENDS

Exterior elements • Fellowship spaces • Children’s + youth areas • Community-focused design • Multi-site design • “Green” elements • Revenue generation

DR. JIMMY D. PRITCHARD + FIRST BAPTIST FORNEY: A careful, considered — and <i>coordinated</i/> — approach to facility expansion

DR. JIMMY D. PRITCHARD + FIRST BAPTIST FORNEY: A careful, considered — and coordinated — approach to facility expansion

When this Texas church outgrew its facility, Jimmy Pritchard and his team knew exactly what (and who) they were looking for: the right partners.

COMMERCIAL CHURCH KITCHENS

COMMERCIAL CHURCH KITCHENS

Going commercial? 3 truths • Care & keeping • Power of the pivot in foodservice • Are kitchens going high-tech? • Get ready for 'go-time'

MARK ALLEN + LIFE FELLOWSHIP: The right architectural partnership translates a dream into a reality

MARK ALLEN + LIFE FELLOWSHIP: The right architectural partnership translates a dream into a reality

Mark Allen’s path to starting a church in Athens, Texas, began in 2005. Though it certainly wasn’t Mark's plan, God had something else in mind.

 
ENSURING AN ENGAGING CHURCHGOING EXPERIENCE -- BY <I>DESIGN</I/>

ENSURING AN ENGAGING CHURCHGOING EXPERIENCE -- BY DESIGN

In part 2, a new set of design professionals and ministry leaders discussed thoughtfully designed church spaces for everyone! Plus: design strategies for multi-site churches

RYAN BINKLEY & CREATE CHURCH: WELCOMING (BY DESIGN)

RYAN BINKLEY & CREATE CHURCH: WELCOMING (BY DESIGN)

Binkley's path to building a church where people can “find and fulfill their created purpose in Christ" was winding, but the result is beautiful.

IT'S ALL ABOUT ALIGNMENT

IT'S ALL ABOUT ALIGNMENT

A unified approach to building & capital stewardship makes sense for two forward-thinking pastors. Plus: The right "coach" matters + 3 steps for project success

CARBONDALE ASSEMBLY: HERITAGE LIVES HERE

CARBONDALE ASSEMBLY: HERITAGE LIVES HERE

When a tornado destroyed their church, father-daughter pastors Phil & Sarah Taylor enlisted a pastor’s son/2nd-generation church builder to help start over

 
ENSURING AN ENGAGING CHURCHGOING EXPERIENCE -- <i>BY DESIGN</i/>

ENSURING AN ENGAGING CHURCHGOING EXPERIENCE -- BY DESIGN

It requires thoughtful facility design, of course. But, considerations around worship technology, security & surveillance, and even financing are also crucial.

 

Capital Stewardship & Generosity

EXAMINING THE CHURCH GIVING LANDSCAPE <i>NOW</i/>

EXAMINING THE CHURCH GIVING LANDSCAPE NOW

3 experts share lessons learned during the coronavirus -- PLUS: The future of church giving • Increase giving amid COVID • Growth during drought

HOW TO SUSTAIN GIVING DURING DISRUPTION: TIPS, TOOLS & EXPERT ADVICE

HOW TO SUSTAIN GIVING DURING DISRUPTION: TIPS, TOOLS & EXPERT ADVICE

2 giving experts discuss increased interest in sustained giving tools during COVID-19; getting giving up and running quickly; and much more

IT'S ALL ABOUT ALIGNMENT

IT'S ALL ABOUT ALIGNMENT

A unified approach to building & capital stewardship makes sense for two forward-thinking pastors. Plus: The right "coach" matters + 3 steps for project success

Q&A: ADVANCEMENTS IN DIGITAL GIVING

Q&A: ADVANCEMENTS IN DIGITAL GIVING

The rise of donor development tools — and what it means for your church’s generosity efforts

 

Church Management Software

HOW TO MAXIMIZE YOUR ChMS DATA

HOW TO MAXIMIZE YOUR ChMS DATA

Even during COVID, your ChMS data you can use your info to engage new visitors, drive more effective discipleship, and re-connect with at-risk members.

GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR ChMS

GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR ChMS

If you know how to maximize it, your system can FUEL more effective outreach, STREAMLINE discipleship, INFORM expansion — and so much more.

 

Data-Driven Ministry

STRATEGIES FOR STAYING CONNECTED

STRATEGIES FOR STAYING CONNECTED

Examining your connection-focused tech options - for when in-person fellowship isn't an option

TECH-DRIVEN CHURCH

TECH-DRIVEN CHURCH

What if the Church was on the cutting edge of technology? • Challenging lack of innovation, fear of change • The future of church tech

 

Facilities Management

STEWARDSHIP OF SPACE

STEWARDSHIP OF SPACE

Planning for longevity • Quality room divider checklist • How to use room dividers in your church • Prepping your church acoustically

HOW TO RE-OPEN YOUR CHURCH <i>SAFELY</i/>

HOW TO RE-OPEN YOUR CHURCH SAFELY

Re-opening strategies • Make the most of your space • Hygiene considerations • Church bus PPE solutions • Preparing for a new worship era

READYING YOUR FACILITY FOR THE NEW NORMAL

READYING YOUR FACILITY FOR THE NEW NORMAL

Drive cost savings • Create safer, cleaner spaces • Achieve peak building performance (even from afar) • Examining energy management suites (EMS)

 

Fellowship & Outreach

FOCUS ON: FAITH + COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

FOCUS ON: FAITH + COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

Kingsland Baptist Church’s second campus demonstrates the value of these partnerships

CREATING SPACES FOR TRUE COMMUNITY

CREATING SPACES FOR TRUE COMMUNITY

A Q&A with 2 seasoned architects

HOW GATHERING / FELLOWSHIP SPACES LOOK <I>NOW</I/>

HOW GATHERING / FELLOWSHIP SPACES LOOK NOW

Outdoor options • welcoming design strategies for all ages • integrating your church's brand into the space • wayfinding best practices

 

Finance

MINIMIZING INTEREST EXPENSE, MAXIMIZING MINISTRY

MINIMIZING INTEREST EXPENSE, MAXIMIZING MINISTRY

Blackhawk Church sets a course for debt elimination

THE LENDING LANDSCAPE: CONSTRUCTION FINANCING

THE LENDING LANDSCAPE: CONSTRUCTION FINANCING

The lending landscape in 2021 • How to balance space needs with financial means • COVID-era financing challenges — and the lessons learned

Ready for Retirement?

Ready for Retirement?

A panel of CFP® professionals from MMBB Financial Services and ministry leaders bring retirement investing within reach

HEIDI COUGHRAN & BRIDGEWAY CHRISTIAN CHURCH: Preparation, persistence & collaboration drive significant savings

HEIDI COUGHRAN & BRIDGEWAY CHRISTIAN CHURCH: Preparation, persistence & collaboration drive significant savings

Bridgeway is saving $450,000+ in yearly interest — even amid a pandemic. Here's how.

 
JEFF MAPES, SCOTT BIXBY & NORTHRIDGE CHURCH: Buy. Renovate. Build. Repeat?

JEFF MAPES, SCOTT BIXBY & NORTHRIDGE CHURCH: Buy. Renovate. Build. Repeat?

Recently, Northridge Church in Rochester, NY, needed to buy, renovate and build. Flexible funding — and familiarity — fueled smooth expansion.

Church Financial Wellness

Church Financial Wellness

Retirement • Compensation • Credit repair • Identity theft • Emergency $ • Women, money + bias • Disability & life insurance

Finances & Administration for Church Leaders

Finances & Administration for Church Leaders

• Planning for retirement • The clergy housing allowance • Negotiating compensation • Pastoral relations committees • Disability insurance • The social security outlook •…

 

HR & Staff Management

ODELL DICKERSON, JR. + NEW PSALMIST BAPTIST CHURCH: Doing “Kingdom business” right

ODELL DICKERSON, JR. + NEW PSALMIST BAPTIST CHURCH: Doing “Kingdom business” right

Backed by a team with financial finesse — plus, a church-centric banking partner — Odell Dickerson, Jr., and New Psalmist are enjoying streamlined processes, savings

BACKGROUND CHECK BASICS

BACKGROUND CHECK BASICS

For many churches, a background check is the only line of defense employed when screening volunteers and staff. Is it enough?

Ready for Retirement?

Ready for Retirement?

A panel of CFP® professionals from MMBB Financial Services and ministry leaders bring retirement investing within reach

 
COMPENSATION BASICS

COMPENSATION BASICS

Compensation is always a challenging subject for church leaders -- but even more so right now during the pandemic. Get expert advice, here.

Church Financial Wellness

Church Financial Wellness

Retirement • Compensation • Credit repair • Identity theft • Emergency $ • Women, money + bias • Disability & life insurance

 

Insurance

BACKGROUND CHECK BASICS

BACKGROUND CHECK BASICS

For many churches, a background check is the only line of defense employed when screening volunteers and staff. Is it enough?

PROTECTING THE KIDS IN YOUR CARE

PROTECTING THE KIDS IN YOUR CARE

Despite churches' best intentions, gaps and missteps are prevalent in their efforts to create a safe space for all. Here, two experts discuss doing better.

Insurance Essentials

Insurance Essentials

4 tips for childcare safety • How to prevent theft, fraud & embezzlement • Cyber security • 3 potential threats as your church expands

 

Leadership

LEADING DURING DISRUPTION: 2020

LEADING DURING DISRUPTION: 2020

The biggest lessons learned -- from budgeting + spending, managing staff, keeping members engaged, embracing alternatives worship + more

 
LEGAL DEFENSE FOR SELF-DEFENSE

LEGAL DEFENSE FOR SELF-DEFENSE

You can no longer assume you are safe from harm simply because you’re in a church sanctuary.

 

Lifetime Learning

ONLINE MDIV? NOW’S THE TIME

ONLINE MDIV? NOW’S THE TIME

In many ways, there is no better time than now to purse an MDiv online

HOW TO MAKE CONTINUING EDUCATION WORK (& Maintain Your Full-Time Ministry Role, Too)

HOW TO MAKE CONTINUING EDUCATION WORK (& Maintain Your Full-Time Ministry Role, Too)

How to balance ministry & continuing education • How COVID-19 has changed educational offerings for church leaders • Money-saving strategies • More!

LEADING DURING DIFFICULT TIMES: YOUR BEST TRAINING OPTIONS

LEADING DURING DIFFICULT TIMES: YOUR BEST TRAINING OPTIONS

3 experts discuss the most in-demand areas of leadership development; how to make leadership training work with a full-time ministry role; and much more

 

Mission: Accomplished

ODELL DICKERSON, JR. + NEW PSALMIST BAPTIST CHURCH: Doing “Kingdom business” right

ODELL DICKERSON, JR. + NEW PSALMIST BAPTIST CHURCH: Doing “Kingdom business” right

Backed by a team with financial finesse — plus, a church-centric banking partner — Odell Dickerson, Jr., and New Psalmist are enjoying streamlined processes, savings

ISAAC OYEDEPO + WINNERS CHAPEL INTERNATIONAL MARYLAND: A 15-acre shopping center becomes the perfect church home

ISAAC OYEDEPO + WINNERS CHAPEL INTERNATIONAL MARYLAND: A 15-acre shopping center becomes the perfect church home

Best of all, Phase 1 of this challenging build is slated for completion on time and under budget.

BUCK ANDERSON & GRACE BIBLE CHURCH—CREEKSIDE: Setting a multi-site standard + driving long-term savings

BUCK ANDERSON & GRACE BIBLE CHURCH—CREEKSIDE: Setting a multi-site standard + driving long-term savings

With its nature-sensitive, yet ministry-oriented design, Grace Creekside is the ‘brand standard’ for future campuses of this rapidly growing multi-site church.

SANDY THAILING & CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION: Maximizing the video team's creative potential — despite COVID challenge

SANDY THAILING & CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION: Maximizing the video team's creative potential — despite COVID challenge

It required a more efficient, accessible collaborative media storage system -- including just the right media server and storage-unit elements.

 
JOSH & BRYNN COPRON + GRACE CITY’S NEW CHURCH: Livin’ the dream — <i>under</i/> budget

JOSH & BRYNN COPRON + GRACE CITY’S NEW CHURCH: Livin’ the dream — under budget

With the right building partner + a personal passion for design, the result is a new church that’s beyond expectations ... and below budget

HEIDI COUGHRAN & BRIDGEWAY CHRISTIAN CHURCH: Preparation, persistence & collaboration drive significant savings

HEIDI COUGHRAN & BRIDGEWAY CHRISTIAN CHURCH: Preparation, persistence & collaboration drive significant savings

Bridgeway is saving $450,000+ in yearly interest — even amid a pandemic. Here's how.

JEFF MAPES, SCOTT BIXBY & NORTHRIDGE CHURCH: Buy. Renovate. Build. Repeat?

JEFF MAPES, SCOTT BIXBY & NORTHRIDGE CHURCH: Buy. Renovate. Build. Repeat?

Recently, Northridge Church in Rochester, NY, needed to buy, renovate and build. Flexible funding — and familiarity — fueled smooth expansion.

DR. JIMMY D. PRITCHARD + FIRST BAPTIST FORNEY: A careful, considered — and <i>coordinated</i/> — approach to facility expansion

DR. JIMMY D. PRITCHARD + FIRST BAPTIST FORNEY: A careful, considered — and coordinated — approach to facility expansion

When this Texas church outgrew its facility, Jimmy Pritchard and his team knew exactly what (and who) they were looking for: the right partners.

 
MARK ALLEN + LIFE FELLOWSHIP: The right architectural partnership translates a dream into a reality

MARK ALLEN + LIFE FELLOWSHIP: The right architectural partnership translates a dream into a reality

Mark Allen’s path to starting a church in Athens, Texas, began in 2005. Though it certainly wasn’t Mark's plan, God had something else in mind.

RYAN BINKLEY & CREATE CHURCH: WELCOMING (BY DESIGN)

RYAN BINKLEY & CREATE CHURCH: WELCOMING (BY DESIGN)

Binkley's path to building a church where people can “find and fulfill their created purpose in Christ" was winding, but the result is beautiful.

IT'S ALL ABOUT ALIGNMENT

IT'S ALL ABOUT ALIGNMENT

A unified approach to building & capital stewardship makes sense for two forward-thinking pastors. Plus: The right "coach" matters + 3 steps for project success

CARBONDALE ASSEMBLY: HERITAGE LIVES HERE

CARBONDALE ASSEMBLY: HERITAGE LIVES HERE

When a tornado destroyed their church, father-daughter pastors Phil & Sarah Taylor enlisted a pastor’s son/2nd-generation church builder to help start over

 

Pastor-Friendly A/V

CONTENT IS KING, BUT HOW CAN YOU LOWER YOUR COST TO CREATE AND STORE IT?

CONTENT IS KING, BUT HOW CAN YOU LOWER YOUR COST TO CREATE AND STORE IT?

Examining high-performance on-premise managed storage as a service (STaaS)

SANDY THAILING & CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION: Maximizing the video team's creative potential — despite COVID challenge

SANDY THAILING & CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION: Maximizing the video team's creative potential — despite COVID challenge

It required a more efficient, accessible collaborative media storage system -- including just the right media server and storage-unit elements.

DR. JIMMY D. PRITCHARD + FIRST BAPTIST FORNEY: A careful, considered — and <i>coordinated</i/> — approach to facility expansion

DR. JIMMY D. PRITCHARD + FIRST BAPTIST FORNEY: A careful, considered — and coordinated — approach to facility expansion

When this Texas church outgrew its facility, Jimmy Pritchard and his team knew exactly what (and who) they were looking for: the right partners.

ENSURING AN ENGAGING CHURCHGOING EXPERIENCE — THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

ENSURING AN ENGAGING CHURCHGOING EXPERIENCE — THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

Professional and pastoral perspectives: AUDIO, VIDEO, LIGHTING, ACOUSTICS • WAY FINDING & DIGITAL SIGNAGE • SECURITY & SURVEILLANCE

 

Risk Management

LEGAL DEFENSE FOR SELF-DEFENSE

LEGAL DEFENSE FOR SELF-DEFENSE

You can no longer assume you are safe from harm simply because you’re in a church sanctuary.

BACKGROUND CHECK BASICS

BACKGROUND CHECK BASICS

For many churches, a background check is the only line of defense employed when screening volunteers and staff. Is it enough?

PROTECTING THE KIDS IN YOUR CARE

PROTECTING THE KIDS IN YOUR CARE

Despite churches' best intentions, gaps and missteps are prevalent in their efforts to create a safe space for all. Here, two experts discuss doing better.

 
CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE PREVENTION: Equipping ministry leaders

CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE PREVENTION: Equipping ministry leaders

A special forum showcasing the expertise and training available from several of the most forward-thinking, proactive seminaries in the country

CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE PREVENTION FORUM

CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE PREVENTION FORUM

Avoid insurance pitfalls • Assess risk points • Make a child abuse prevention plan • Expert strategies to better protect the children in your care

STOP CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE

STOP CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE

Understand the risk • An effective safety system • Screening • Reporting • Responding to an allegation • Avoid insurance pitfalls • Preventing peer-to-peer abuse

Insurance Essentials

Insurance Essentials

4 tips for childcare safety • How to prevent theft, fraud & embezzlement • Cyber security • 3 potential threats as your church expands

 

Security & Surveillance

LEGAL DEFENSE FOR SELF-DEFENSE

LEGAL DEFENSE FOR SELF-DEFENSE

You can no longer assume you are safe from harm simply because you’re in a church sanctuary.

DR. JIMMY D. PRITCHARD + FIRST BAPTIST FORNEY: A careful, considered — and <i>coordinated</i/> — approach to facility expansion

DR. JIMMY D. PRITCHARD + FIRST BAPTIST FORNEY: A careful, considered — and coordinated — approach to facility expansion

When this Texas church outgrew its facility, Jimmy Pritchard and his team knew exactly what (and who) they were looking for: the right partners.

 

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