Building God's Way Seminar for Church Leaders Coming to Little Rock, AR on Tuesday, November 5

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"Rise Up & Build" Seminar to Focus On Strategies for Making Church Facilities More Relevant and Effective in Today's Culture

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 Tuesday, November 5 at the River Market in downtown Little Rock, AR. 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.

The keynote speaker for the seminar will be Pastor Darris Waren of Fair Park Baptist Church in West Monroe, Louisiana. Pastor Warren will share how he and other church leaders successfully cast their bold, God-given vision to their congregation. Fair Park Baptist broke ground this year on a 33,000 SF building project utilizing the Building God's Way approach. Darris will explain how church leadership encouraged members to step out in faith as they prepared for the launch of the building program. Jim Peters, head of the Fair Park church building committee, will also share about the impact that the BGW Ministry of Construction program has had on the workers on their job site.

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."

BGW 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 and his BGW Design team have an extensive background in church, school and performing arts architecture, designing more than 600 faith-based facilities across the U.S. Don's expertise in architecture has been recognized with a number of national design awards.

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. The BGW Technology team has worked with hundreds of 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 S&B Construction Group, BGW's exclusive church builder partner in the state of Arkansas. S&B Construction is a faith-based contractor that has been building and designing church buildings since 1996, with projects ranging from 5,000 S.F. to over 90,000 S.F. Their church construction experience includes a wide range of styles, from liturgical and traditional to contemporary, with building costs ranging from $125K to over $24 million. To learn more about S&B Construction, visit their web site.

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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