70% of millennials say that church is irrelevant in their lives. Churches must adapt their facilities to meet the needs of this generation - Dan Cook, BGW Founder
Fort Myers, FL (PRWEB) October 09, 2012
The Building God’s Way (BGW) team will continue its fall seminar schedule on October 9 at Riverside Community Center in Fort Myers, FL and October 11 at Hallandale Beach Cultural Center in Hallandale Beach, FL. The seminar speaker panel includes experts in the areas of church architecture, church building, church fundraising, worship technology, church growth and leadership.
Each of the speakers have worked with hundreds of ministries across the country and will share vital information about how successful and vibrant churches are responding to the largest generational shift in U.S. history.
The first presentation on "Not Your Parents’ Church" will shed light on how the new generation is impacting the way ministry space is being designed, utilized and funded. Recent research indicates that 70% of those in the millennial generation feel that church is not relevant in their lives and a paradigm shift is bringing about new economic realities for ministries. Building God's Way church architects have designed more than 500 facilities for churches and Christian schools and will share new perspectives on master planning and design that are key in reaching the Millennial generation.
The architects and the BGW regional church builder for South Florida, Walker Design & Construction, will also share about a unique church construction delivery model that is changing the way churches and Christian schools are being built. With a foundation based on relationships, stewardship and outreach, this proven process is delivering a consistent 20-30% savings compared to standard design and building methods - without lowering quality.
BGW Architect Don Mahoney has extensive background in church design, as well as school and performing arts architecture, designing prominent facilities with worship seating in the thousands. His expertise in architecture has been recognized with a number of national design awards, including multiple WFX Solomon Awards for Best Church Architect, Best Church Design, Best Special Project and Best Digital Church; The LCEF Arts & Architecture Award for Best Liturgical Design, and recognition among the 7 most innovative churches in America by Ministry Today.
Pastor Terry Bates will headline the growth and fundraising tracks of the seminar. Terry has had the privilege of personally leading three ministries to incredible turnaround growth. He is currently the Senior Pastor of OKC Faith Church in Oklahoma City, OK. During more than 30 years of ministry, Terry has completed several consultant and coaching certification programs and has shared his leadership and ministry experiences around the world. He has served as one of the trainers for Dr. John Maxwell’s Million Leader Mandate, in which he was personally involved in training over 250,000 leaders.
Today, Terry provides consulting and coaching services in the areas of church growth and fundraising as President of BGW | Forward in Faith and BGW | Vibrant. He is the host of the weekly television and radio ministry “Discover Faith” and is a regular host for TBN and a guest of Daystar.
Pastor Bates will share some keys to developing momentum in any economic environment, momentum that can lead to increased attendance, greater member involvement and increased giving capacity. In another session, Pastor Bates will provide an overview of a radically different concept in capital fundraising called “Hearing from God.” This refreshing approach is having dynamic results with ministries around the country without the high pressure and manipulation tactics common with most capital fundraising campaigns.
For more information or to register for a BGW “Not Your Parents' Church” seminar, visit the BGW Events Registration web page.
About Building God’s Way - With a portfolio of nearly 400 churches and 120 Christian schools and colleges nationwide, Building God's Way (“BGW”) has become a recognized leader in ministry design and construction. BGW has also developed an unparalleled network of kingdom building services that extend beyond just architecture and building and includes growth coaching, vision casting, capital fundraising, financing, leadership development and more. The mission of Building God’s Way is to build God’s Kingdom by translating the God-given ministry vision of Christian organizations through high-quality, cost-effective buildings and by demonstrating the love of Christ on the job site through the BGW Ministry of Construction program.