Hallways as Ministry 4 – Third Places
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Hallways as Ministry 4 – Third Places

In the first post, I introduced the idea that the Hallways and Corridors in your ministry facility are important parts of your ministry. In the second post, I addressed the Building-Code related factors that affect how Hallways and Corridors can enhance your ministry goals. The third post discussed how the group’s ministry philosophy affects the amount…

Hallways as Ministry 3 – Ministry Philosophy
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Hallways as Ministry 3 – Ministry Philosophy

Ministry Philosophy In the first post, I introduced the idea that the Hallways and Corridors in your ministry facility are important parts of your ministry. In the second post, I addressed the Building-Code related factors that affect how Hallways and Corridors can enhance your ministry goals. This post discusses how the group’s ministry philosophy affects…

Hallways as Ministry 2 – Building Codes
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Hallways as Ministry 2 – Building Codes

In the first post, I introduced the idea that the Hallways and Corridors in your ministry facility are important parts of your ministry. In this post, I address the Building-Code related factors that affect how Hallways and Corridors can enhance your ministry goals. Building Codes Code Minimums The code-required width is the MINIMUM width required…

Hallways as Ministry 1 – Introduction
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Hallways as Ministry 1 – Introduction

Introduction Hallways, corridors, foyers, and other circulation and transition zones are overlooked as a design element of church buildings. Church hallways are often smaller than they need to be for a socially healthy church. If tight hallways wasn’t on your radar before 2020, COVID-19 and the need for social distancing certainly make the issue more…

Is Design-Build the best option for your Church?
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Is Design-Build the best option for your Church?

Many church leaders recommend Design-Build for new and renovated church facilities. Sometimes, these influencers sound like churches should not consider any other option. Is this true? In this post, I want to discuss: What options are there? What are the positives and negatives of each option? When should I choose each option? Is Design-Build the…

Environment and Christians
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Environment and Christians

Today is Friday. I have my next test for the ARE on Monday morning, so it’s crunch time. I also have another test scheduled for 10 days later. I’m working hard to move the process forward quickly, so I’m starting to accelerate how fast I am taking the tests. The test on Monday is “Building…

Second Fiddle – Part 2 of 2
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Second Fiddle – Part 2 of 2

On Tuesday, I linked to a post by Mark Batterson about being a forward-looking leader. At the time, I said, “’nuff said.” But today, I’m continuing to take a little time to expand on Mark’s post. I’ve also been the #1 leader.  Sometimes I’ve been a forward-thinker. Other times I have not. I’ve experienced the positives…