A church design consultant provides invaluable input and guidance in the earliest stage of a church building program. It is in the pre-design stage when strategic and financial mistakes are most easily avoided, and at the lowest possible cost. Understanding your actual... Read More
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Abundant Giving is a church capital campaign that honors God and respects your congregation. A good campaign should first bear spiritual fruit, leading to increased giving of time, treasure and talents in supporting the church’s... Read More
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Want to learn how to build a church? Read the testimonials – and get the book! This church building program guide will be the best and least expensive investment you make in your church building program! Few churches are equipped with... Read More
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.
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 […]
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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