Myrtle Beach Christian Retreat to Host Building God's Way Seminar for Church Leaders with Focus on Making Facilities More Effective and Relevant in Today's Culture

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"Rise Up & Build" to feature innovative strategies from experts in the areas of church design, construction, remodeling, growth, leadership, funding, technology and more.

"And because the gracious hand of my God was upon me, the king granted my requests...And they said, "Let us rise up and build". - Nehemiah 2: 8,18

Building God's Way (BGW), a nationwide church architect and builder network that provides a broad range of solutions to Christian ministries, will host a free seminar on Thursday, October 17 at the Myrtle Beach Christian Retreat & Conference Center. The event will feature expert speakers in the areas of church design, construction, remodeling, funding, growth, and the latest research and strategies for reaching millennials. Church leaders will learn how to build or retool facilities that are more culturally relevant and allow for expanded ministry opportunities in their community.

Terry Bates, Senior Pastor of OKC Faith Church and author of “Positioning Your Church,” will share proven strategies for creating the momentum necessary to expand ministry, break through growth barriers and successfully raise capital funds in any economic environment. During more than 30 years of ministry, Terry has personally led three churches to incredible turnaround growth and has coached and trained hundreds of churches around the world on the principles of "Positioning Your Church." He also served as a trainer for Dr. John Maxwell’s Million Leader Mandate, in which he was personally involved in training over 250,000 church leaders. Other ministries that Terry leads include T. L. Bates Ministries, Impact 5000 and Christian Leadership International. 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.

Architect Don Mahoney will discuss innovative design strategies to help make churches more relevant and effective in today's culture. Don will also share a cutting-edge master planning process that not only casts a vision for the future, but leverages land and facilities more effectively to generate revenue and sustain ministry growth. Don has an extensive background in church, 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.

BGW Technology consultants will also be available during the seminar to discuss a turn-key solution for high-tech and cost-effective worship technology, including audio, video, lighting and broadcast systems. As part of the Building God's Way Network of Kingdom Building Services, the BGW Tech team has worked with more than 1,100 churches to enhance their stage presentations and live events through the use of cutting-edge technology while delivering significant savings to make it an affordable construction option.

The event is being co-hosted by Clayton Construction Company, BGW's exclusive church builder partner in the state of South Carolina. Clayton Construction has a deep Christian foundation that perpetuates through its daily operations and guides the company in all its endeavors. Clayton's ability to work together with church leaders and the entire church community helps make the construction process a great experience that has a deep impact on the lives of those who worship, work, and play in the spaces they build.

BGW will be hosting Rise Up & Build seminars in other cities across the country this fall. For more information or to register, call 866-249-8484 or visit the BGW seminar web page.

About Building God’s Way - BGW has become a recognized leader in ministry design and construction through its extensive experience in working with hundreds of churches, Christian schools and colleges across the U.S. BGW's trademark programs based on Biblical stewardship and ministry on the construction job site have set them apart from other church builders and includes an unparalleled network of services, including church design, church building, church growth coaching, vision casting, capital fundraising, non-profit development, financial solutions, worship technology, mobile solutions and more. For more information about BGW, call 800-552-7137 or visit the BGW web site.

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