Church Consulting Articles & Posts

There’s No Right Way to Build the Wrong Thing

There’s No Right Way to Build the Wrong Thing

Unless you know the right questions to ask, you have no way of knowing if what your church is planning to build is the right thing or not. As I have probably said several hundred times, “answers are easy, it’s knowing the questions to ask that is hard.” Knowing what questions to ask, and asking [...]

They Don’t Teach This in Seminary

They Don’t Teach This in Seminary

Well, at least most seminaries do not teach about church building.  We were pleased to be informed that Liberty University has started using Preparing to Build in their D.Min program. Pastors are taught a variety of things, including how to exegete the Word, pastoral care, church planting, and church growth strategies – but no one [...]

Who NOT to Call First!

Who NOT to Call First!

An architect or builder is often NOT the first person you should typically call when planning a church building program.  Our experience has shown us that about 4 out of 5 churches that do this end up with a church building plan they cannot afford to build. Millions of dollars each year are wasted on [...]

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Church Capital Campaign

Raising Money To Build A Church

Raising Money To Build A Church

Is your church looking to raise money for a church building program? Whether you are looking to raise money to build a new church, renovate an old church, or just retire debt from the last building program, we can help.  Raising money in the church is not easy, even in the best of times. But [...]

Are Church Capital Campaigns Biblical?

Are Church Capital Campaigns Biblical?

In Exodus we read about God giving Moses explicit instructions on the building of the tent of the tabernacle. He also gives very clear instructions to Moses concerning how to pay for the tabernacle in Chapter 25 when he says (paraphrased) “Tell my people to take up an offering for the building of My sanctuary [...]

Timing The Church Capital Campaign

Timing The Church Capital Campaign

Ever heard the saying “timing is everything?”  Well timing is not everything in a church capital campaign  but it is very important.  Time and timing were important quality factors that differentiated between churches that had really good capital campaigns, and churches that had the “other” kind. Time is your friend in a capital campaign, and when you [...]

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Preparing to Build

Preparing to Build A Church – Intro

Preparing to Build A Church – Intro

Few churches are equipped with the experience or training to lead the church through a building program in a manner that will ensure the best outcome. Preparing to Build is a church building guide brimming with real-world practical information & church building guidelines – information to prepare for a church building program before you engage the architect, builder, or banker.

Read Before You Buy!

Read Before You Buy!

Take the book for a test drive before you buy it. View online or get the downloadable PDF.  Read the opening chapters, view the table of contents, share with a friend, and decide for yourself if you’d like to purchase the book. Follow the links below to go to the Preparing to Build website to [...]

Church Building Consultant and Author

Church Building Consultant and Author

I have been a church building consultant and church capital campaign consultant since the late 90′s. I am the author of Preparing to Build and Abundant Giving, have written numerous articles, and am a past contributing editor to Church & Worship Technology Magazine and other magazines. In the mid-90’s I was “volunteered” to serve as [...]

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