I’ve led five different building projects, yet found this book to be both insightful and profound.
Charlotte, NC. (Vocus) June 3, 2010
Tim Cool, Chief Solutions Officer of Cool Solutions Group, announced the release of his first book today “Successful Master Planning: More than Pretty Pictures" . With over twenty-three years of experience working with churches, ministries, and their leadership, Cool addresses the issues churches must confront and the questions that must be answered at every critical step of the master planning process and facilities expansion project. It includes helpful information about topics such as land and site selection, zoning, funding and financing, the architectural review process, construction, and post-construction. Providing realistic and practical applications, Successful Master Planning: More than Pretty Pictures" communicates the importance of creating a master plan the right way. Crafted correctly, a solid master plan can bring unity, a renewed sense of purpose, and financial stability to the church.
"I’ve led five different building projects, yet found this book to be both insightful and profound. I think any pastor, church leader or board member preparing to embark on a construction adventure should read this book before making decisions about who to hire or when to start,” said Tim Stevens, Executive Pastor, Granger Community Church, Granger, Indiana.
Has your church or ministry ever considered a building or expansion program? Have you ever stepped out in faith only to get bogged down in details? Is your master plan little more than a “pretty picture” to present to your congregation? In Successful Master Planning: More than Pretty Pictures" , author Timothy L. Cool provides a comprehensive primer to lead you through the myriad details, processes, steps, and decisions that must be considered as part of a church building project.
The book is currently available at http://www.Amazon.com and as an ebook through the Cool Solutions Group web site.
Cool Solutions Group is also the developer of http://ministrespace.com ministrEspace room scheduling software and has just released their Forever Free version that is available to ministry groups at no charge. This is ideal for churches that do not need all of the functionality of the ministrEspace PRO version.
Cool and his wife, Lisa, live in Charlotte, North Carolina with their three children. Visit him online at http://www.coolsolutionsgroup.com where you can find his popular blog and information about all of the Cool companies and products and services.
Cool will be presenting live as a workshop leader at the annual National Association of Church Business Administrators conference in Orlando July 23, 2010.