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Church Building: How to Facilitate Ministry Through Design Part II

As we consider Biblical principles, how should we decide what type of church to build? The next two articles will contain some overarching practical concepts that need to be considered in deciding what to design and build. 1. The Facility Should be a Tool for Ministry A church building is first and foremost a “tool for ministry”. “If the iron …

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Church Construction Loans – How Much Can We Borrow?

There are probably as many attitudes and philosophies on commercial borrowing as there are churches. At some point the question will be asked; “How much money can our church borrow if we choose to do so?” Although commercial lending is a complex process, three key ratios are fairly universal for the majority of lending institutions. Commercial lenders will also look …

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Midwest Church Construction Comitted to Helping Joplin Churches Rebuild

In the hours before dawn on Christmas morning 1996 our founder received a phone call from Faith Baptist Church in Adrian Michigan; a tragic fire had destroyed the church.  By the grace of God there were no injuries but the building was a total loss.  Midwest Church Design and Construction helped the leadership team see past the smoke and envision …

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Things To Consider in a Church Building Program

Things to consider in a church building program. Due to space, only bullet points were included. For further amplification of these and other issues, contact Jack Berry at berryj@midwestchurch.com. Address church health issues. • Spiritual Health • Financial Health • Missional Health Plan properly. • Ministry Planning • Financial Planning • Site Master Planning (build for growth) Address money issues. …

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Your Church Design & Construction Project Needs a Vision

When it comes to church design and construction it is impossible to underestimate the importance of vision.  Vision determines the amount of space and/or property necessary to support your ministry and influences what that space will look like.  Vision establishes a hierarchy of space and enables your leadership team to prioritize which spaces come first during the conceptual stage of …