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Architecture & Design

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

Before you look at building on additional facility space, consider the resources you already have •Planning for longevity • Quality room divider checklist

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

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)

 

Finance

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 • Managing reopening expenses • Disability 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

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.

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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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