Building God's Way to Host "rise Up & Build" Seminar at New Covenant Church in Clio, Michigan On Thursday, October 10

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Seminar for church leaders will feature panel of pastors and experts in church building, growth, remodeling, design, funding and more.

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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 10 at New Covenant Church in Clio, MI. 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 event will be New Covenant Church Lead Pastor, Phil Owen. Pastor Owen will share his experience in leading his church through the construction of its 68,500 square foot building in 2002 and how church leadership casted the vision to the congregation and encouraged them to step out in faith.

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.

BGW Founder and Architect Dan Cook will present a unique, Biblical approach to designing and building ministry facilities that can save 20-30% compared to typical construction methods. Attendees will learn how churches and Christian schools across the country are turning their construction sites into mission fields through a program called “The Ministry of Construction.” Dan will also discuss an innovative master planning approach to leverage both land and buildings to generate revenue and sustain ministry growth through creative lease agreements, community partnerships and private equity investment.

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 FED Design Builders, BGW's exclusive church builder partner in the state of Michigan and contractor for the New Covenant Church project. Founded in 1980, FED Design/Builders specializes in design, planning and building quality projects throughout the state, including churches, assisted living facilities, automotive dealerships, industrial crane buildings and versatile metal structures. For more information about FED, call (800) 737-3100 or visit

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 national leader in ministry design and construction through its extensive experience in working exclusively with churches, Christian schools and colleges. Since 1998, BGW has worked with more than 600 ministries nationwide and has developed an unparalleled network of kingdom building services that include church design, church building, Christian school and college architecture, 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 web site at

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