If plans for the coming New Year include a church remodeling or building project, The McKnight Group has great news for you: a series of new and free i3 webinars that will make the task much easier for everyone who is involved with your church building or renovation project. With the help of these exciting new webinars, your building process will be both more streamlined and more successful in bringing your church’s project to life.

Here is more information about each of these five valuable i3 webinars coming in 2014:

From Box Buildings to Old Churches: Redeeming Space for Ministry

Many churches have existing space that no longer meets their needs. The good news is that there’s often no need to start from scratch; instead, it might make sense to remodel your current facility to fit today’s ministries—and tomorrow’s as well. This webinar will take a close look at the various factors involved in determining whether a renovation is your answer. Whether you are concerned about the financial cost of starting from scratch, or the cost in your leaders’ time and energy, you will hear the wisdom you need to make the right decision about whether to redeem your existing church space for future needs. Sign up now for From Box Buildings to Old Churches: Redeeming Space for Ministry webinar to be offered January 16th, 2014.

How to Fund Your Project in Today’s Economy

Every church’s vision for its building project must be wisely harnessed to a reasonable budget, and any responsible leadership team is bound to be concerned about the continued sloth in the economy. This doesn’t mean you need to abandon your vision; instead, you need to get creative about funding. This webinar, to be offered February 20, 2014, will lay out both the specific methods used by most churches to fund their building projects and some more creative approaches. Budget tools and step-by-step guidance will also be provided.

The Advantages of Design-Build Partnerships for Churches

Many people are familiar with the challenges inherent in the bidding process. This webinar, available live on March 20, 2014, will present the advantages of eliminating the bidding process altogether and working instead with one single team for the entire church building project. From streamlining communication to eliminating the conflict between different contractors, this partnership allows church leaders to focus on the church’s vision and trust one strategic partner to oversee the entire building or renovating process.

Creating Effective Children’s Spaces

There is no question that children are the future of the church. What is your church doing to attract its future leaders? This practical webinar outlines a number of elements that will invite, engage and support children. From the question of whether to redeem existing space or start from scratch, to how best to make a good first impression on parents as well as children, this webinar will teach you both how to prepare an exciting children’s space and avoid the pitfalls other churches have experienced. You can be a part of the Creating Effective Children’s Spaces webinar on April 24, 2014.

Interior Design: Using Your Church to Connect with Your Community

Does your church building reach out to the community, or does it seem to stand back, with closed doors, and make visitors wonder if they are really welcome? With this webinar, May 15, 2014, learn how to use some straightforward information about finishes for your church building as a way to communicate the relevance, friendliness and openness of your church, and the benefits of your church’s ministries to your community.

So give yourself and your church leadership team some valuable help in 2014 and sign up on our website for any or all of these free i3 webinars today!