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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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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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Are Consulting Fees Worth It?

Are Consulting Fees Worth It?

Are consulting fees in a church building program really worth it? The answer may surprise you. When considering coaching or consulting services, cost often becomes a subject of debate, and is usually viewed in less than a positive light for several reasons: First, the church often does not like to spend money – it is typically frugally […]

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Church Needs and Feasibility Study

Church Needs and Feasibility Study

According to Wikipedia, a feasibility study is a preliminary study undertaken before the real work of a project starts to ascertain the likelihood of the project’s success. The needs and feasibility study is an analysis of possible alternative solutions to a problem and a recommendation on the best alternative whether for new church construction, renovation, expansion, […]

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How to Build a Church

How to Build a Church

How to Build a Church In 5 Steps Learning the steps of how to build a church is not hard.  Learning how to do those steps the right way takes a great deal of experience. An associate in church design and construction remarked that having been involved in over 400 building programs, there was one […]

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Benefits of a Needs & Feasibility Study

Benefits of a Needs & Feasibility Study

The benefits of a Church Needs and Feasibility Study for any church contemplating a building a new church, church expansion, or relocation are multi-faceted. The church should carefully weigh the benefits of careful preparation for a building program – because it will have to live with the results for a very long time. Here are […]

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8 Foundational Truths of Church Capital Campaigns

Executing a church capital campaign is part science and part art. Some of the techniques that worked well in times past are not as effective today. There have been, and will continue to be, refinements and adaptation in the process of capital fundraising. Part of the art of the campaign is adapting those processes (the science) to a church’s culture, circumstances, needs, and time line.

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Low Cost Church Building Plans

Did you ever wonder how many thousands of church building plans have been drawn by architects over time, but when a church needs a set of building plans they have pay to have their church plans drawn from scratch? The answer is, they don’t have to! I want to begin this article by saying that sometimes churches […]

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Our Ministry to Your Church

. Develop Consensus .. Reduce Cost and Risk … Raise Money for Building …. and much more Your church will never undertake a task that is more demanding or complicated in terms of cost, risk, and effort than it will in a church building program – We are here to help.

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Characteristics of a Wise Builder

The problem with learning from your own mistakes is that it can be very painful, and sometimes expensive. This is especially true in church construction. In building a church, mistakes can be very costly, and not just in terms of money. While a mistake in construction or financing can end up costing the church tens of thousands of dollars, mistakes can also have other very serious consequences.

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