"The day has passed when we can build big church buildings and expect to be the only ones who use them." - Dan Cook, Founder of Building God's Way
Fayetteville, NC (PRWEB) May 01, 2014
Building God's Way (BGW), a nationwide church architect and builder network that provides a broad range of solutions to Christian ministries, will continue its “Momentum Summit” spring seminar series on May 8th in Fayetteville, NC. The free seminar luncheon will take place at Manna Church / Cliffdale Campus and will feature presentations by authors, pastors and leading experts in the areas of church health, growth, facilities and funding.
Churches and other non-profits are facing ever-increasing financial challenges to sustaining their ministries. New economic realities and generational changes in charitable giving are threatening their very existence. The Momentum Summit will introduce new paradigms to transform the way ministry leaders think about how their facilities are used, how they reach the next generation and how they operate in a new economy.
Featured speakers for the event will include:
Don Mahoney - An award-winning church architect with one of the most extensive backgrounds in church, school and performing arts design in America, Don has led the design of prominent ministry facilities all across the U.S. throughout a 28-year career. He has become a recognized leader in the field of faith-based architecture and has been honored 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. Don is also a recipient of the LCEF Arts & Architecture Award for Best Liturgical Design. Don will share some unique and innovative design strategies to help ministries address the generational, cultural and economic challenges they are facing today.
Terry Bates - The Senior Pastor of OKC Faith Church in Oklahoma City and author of the book "Positioning Your Church", Terry has led OKC Faith and two other churches to incredible turnaround growth during his 30 years of ministry. He has coached and trained hundreds of church leaders around the world on the principles of his book and served as a trainer for Dr. John Maxwell’s "Million Leader Mandate," in which he was involved in training over 250,000 church leaders. Terry is also an expert capital campaign consultant and has worked with churches nationwide to successfully raise funds utilizing a revolutionary approach called “Hearing from God.”
Tobias Harrison - An audio/video expert with an extensive background in studio and live event production, Tobias has worked with national recording artists and popular performers across the United States. Being an operator in many churches over the years along with being a live production company owner, Tobias has the ability to bring worship experience to another level. Tobias will share a turn-key solution for the most high-tech and cost-effective worship technology package.
Wayne Tate - The Site Pastor at the Cliffdale Campus of Manna Church, a church that has grown from 350 members in 1985 to 7,500 members in 2012. Coupling sound biblical teaching with relevant, practical application and cutting-edge outreach, Manna Church has created a culture that is “others” focused – a culture that lifts the advancement of the Kingdom of God far above the concept of the stereotypical “me” church.
The event will be co-hosted by Construction Systems, Inc. ("CSI"), a commercial construction company based in Fayetteville, NC that has specialized in turn-key construction projects throughout the state since 1953. As the exclusive Building God's Way church builder for the state of North Carolina, CSI has a unique understanding of faith-based projects and a passion for helping congregations be the best stewards of God's resources. CSI was the general contractor for the seminar host church, Manna Church, on it's new 24,750 SF building that features a 1,400 seat sanctuary, café, classrooms and daycare. Representatives from CSI attending the seminar will include owner and President, Duane DeGaetano and Church Project Developer, Jim Scott.
For more information or to register for the Momentum Summit, 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