Is Design-Build the best option for your Church?
Architecture | Church Facilities | Consulting | Facilities

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…

Frontyard People
Discipleship | Missions

Frontyard People

As I write, I am sitting next to my daughter in our front yard. As Christians, our family is trying to practice being Front Yard People.  Unfortunately, we live in a Back Yard World. More and more, people spend little or no time in their Front Yards.  We currently sit in ours because we don’t…

Churches and Buildings – Part 5
Architecture | Church Facilities | Consulting | Facilities | leadership

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
Architecture | Church Facilities | Consulting | Facilities | leadership

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…

Architecture | Church Facilities | Consulting | Facilities | leadership

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…

Architecture | Church Facilities | Church Planting | Consulting | Facilities | leadership

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…

Architecture | Church Facilities | Church Planting | Consulting | Facilities | leadership | Vision

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…