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…

Churches and Buildings – Part 5
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Churches and Buildings – Part 5

Today, I’m continuing my series on churches and facilities: Click for PART 1 or for PART 2 or for PART 3 or for PART 4 Yesterday, in Parts 3&4, I began by identifying the BIG 3 of spaces in facilities that are important to evaluate — worship, support, and parking. Part 4 gave a basic breakdown to help…

Churches and Buildings – Part 4
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Churches and Buildings – Part 4

Today, I’m continuing my series on churches and facilities: Click for PART 1 or for PART 2 or for PART 3 Earlier, I began by identifying the BIG 3 of spaces in facilities that are important to evaluate — worship, support, and parking. How can you evaluate how much of each you need for your current…

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Churches and Buildings – Part 3

Finally, here’s another architect/pastor insight on churches and buildings. Click for PART 1 or for PART 2 This is the obvious one, but probably the way in which architecture can affect ministry the most is simply capacity of space. This is typcial church-growth stuff, but just a quick re-iteration . . . There are 3…

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Churches and Buildings – Part 2

I’m finally actually getting into this series. Busy weekend, but here we go: For Part 1 – Click Here. Last time I stated that my architectural thesis in college was, (for churches,) “Architecture doesn’t matter inasmuch as it helps or hinders the ministry from taking place.” There’s a whole lot behind that statement. This post…

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Churches and Buildings – Part 1

To say I am uniquely qualified to talk about churches, buildings, and related topics is probably a bit of an understatement. I work in architecture.  Most of my time is spend designing church buildings.  I have designed fast-growing churches, barely growing churches, traditional churches, contemporary churches, small churches, big churches, worship spaces, children’s spaces, office…