“Our church buildings should not be about us. REAL church buildings should be tools to reach people for Christ” - Dan Cook, Seminar speaker / Architect & Founder of Building God’s Way
Ogden, UT (PRWEB) July 28, 2015
Building God's Way (BGW), a national leader in church design and construction, announced this week the launch of a new seminar series called "REAL Church Buildings", coming to 10 cities this fall. Visit the BGW web site for dates and locations.
Church leaders will be invited to learn about a paradigm shift in the way church buildings are designed, constructed, funded and used. Speakers will include leading church architects, church builders, leadership coaches, entrepreneurs and fundraising experts. These experts will share strategies for leveraging church facilities and assets 7 days a week to reach the community and have a REAL Kingdom impact.
"REAL" church buildings are...
Relevant to the Next Generation - How can church buildings communicate to the surrounding community that the church is willing to make changes to stay relevant? Attendees will learn how innovative church design and technology can help change the method without changing the message.
Economically Sustainable - Churches are facing ever-increasing financial challenges, including generational shifts in giving and changing tax legislation. Experts will share stewardship-driven approaches to expansion, remodel, adaptive re-use and financially sustainable models that integrate for-profit enterprise.
Adaptable & Flexible - In a constantly changing culture, it’s important to create spaces in church facilities that can be reinvented. Churches with flexible and adaptable buildings will have the freedom to innovate and change moving forward. Attendees will learn how church buildings today are being planned, designed and constructed with future flexibility in mind.
Linked to the Community - Church facilities are among the least utilized buildings in America, sitting empty throughout most of the week. Attendees will learn how to uncover the specific needs of the community and how the facility can be designed and built to meet those needs 7 days a week.
Other seminar topics include:
Positioning Your Church - Every church hits a growth barrier sooner or later. Some are able to quickly adjust and break through the barrier, while others struggle to overcome it. Experts will share effective leadership strategies for creating and sustaining the internal momentum necessary to propel a ministry to new heights.
Forward in Faith
Some ministries have a compelling vision, but lack the necessary resources or ability to follow-through and make that vision a reality. Learn about a comprehensive funding solution that goes way beyond just a capital campaign, with proven methods to help ministries get from initial concept to completion.
For more information or to register, visit the BGW Seminars web page.
About Building God’s Way (BGW) - BGW has become a recognized leader in ministry design and construction through its extensive experience in working with more than 700 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 in the industry. BGW clients typically save 20-30% compared to average construction costs (based on RS Means construction cost data). BGW's broad network includes the most experienced church architects, church builders and engineers, as well as experts in the areas of funding, leadership & church growth, for-profit integration, A/V technology and more.