Virginia Beach, VA (PRWEB) September 20, 2009
Church Development Services (CDS) announced today that an updated version of its catalog of affordable, pre-designed church floor plans is now available either in print or in electronic format. In most cases, the architectural drawings offered by CDS typically cost less than half of what other firms charge, even in today's market.
Using pre-designed church plans saves churches thousands of dollars in the development of a new building project. Much of the time, a church will decide on a design, but find out later that the church design they selected does not fit their budget. CDS helps church leaders customize the project to the church's ministry needs and financial budget as part of its ministry. Helping churches select the right plan from the beginning and then working with the church to value engineer the selected plan is essential in order to properly steward the resources God has made available to the church.
CDS offers fifty standard plans in its new church plan catalog. Churches can select a plan or plans that they believe will fit their ministry needs and budget. CDS will review the selection(s) after gaining an understanding of the church's ministry needs and analyzing the church's financial information. CDS's church floor plans have been used in over 400 successfully completed projects
CDS believes that one of the main reason congregational leaders have turned to them is because of the money they can save by selecting a ministry-driven church development company. Especially in today's economic development market, using traditional architectural or construction management firms to design custom church plans drives the cost up significantly.
"Saving money and eliminating excess costs are lessons most Americans have learned during this recession. Churches in particular understand the value of being a good steward of money. CDS recognizes that," said Glen Trematore, CDS's Chief Executive Officer.
"As we see it, America's economic downturn is good business for churches. During tough times, people seek God's wisdom. As congregations continue to grow, the idea of expanding its physical asset becomes a natural next step, which is why more and more churches are turning to Church Development Services to help with their church building plans," he added.
The mission of Church Development Services is to honor God by providing affordable, value added, church building solutions through education and consulting; and by using pre-designed church plans, customized plans, or turn-key solutions to meet the needs of each individual church.