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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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Project Delivery Method: How are We Building? Part II

Selecting the Architect for Your Church This is the second part in a series of articles describing the different project delivery methods.  The first part dealt with “Design-Bid-Build”. This article will deal with selecting the architect for this method. As mentioned, in the “Design-Bid-Build” method, selecting the architect will be one of the most important decisions the church will make. …

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Project Delivery Method: How are We Building? (Part 1)

A church decides to build or remodel a facility. The one part of the building that will determine its integrity is the foundation. Just as the quality of a building is affected by its foundation, the success of a building project is greatly affected by the process used in designing and constructing the project. In this endeavor, most churches tend …

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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 …