i3-webinars-2015It’s a new year, full of new possibilities. If you’re like a lot of growing churches, some big decisions and hard choices are ahead of you—especially if your church building complex can’t handle all the new people and activities planned for 2015.

This is where we’d really like to lend a hand. We’ve created a fabulous series of six webinars for 2015. We believe these will help any church that’s considering, or already undergoing, a church renovation or new building project. Each of these i3 webinars is completely free; all you need to do is visit our website and sign up. By the way, i3 stands for Ideas, Insights & Innovations. We believe you’ll get all three from these six webinars!

Interested? Here are the details on all six of our 2015 free i3 webinars:

January 15, 2015: “How to Fund Your Project in Today’s Economy”

A lot of pundits are saying that our economy is improving, but perhaps you can’t tell that from your church’s budget. Food, clothing, and shelter have to come first for your church attendees, and a lot of people are still afraid. As church leaders, you don’t want to focus on that fear—but you also worry about how you’re going to fund your church building project.

This webinar gives you some good, solid, specific assistance with this difficult topic. You will learn the particular strategies used by many churches to fund their building projects. This includes both the tried-and-true, and some innovative approaches. You’ll learn how to craft a realistic budget that your church can afford. We’ll also give you some insights on what steps you can take now to be ready, financially, to take on a church building project in the future.

February 19, 2015: “Creating Effective Children’s Spaces”

Reaching children in a family is a great way to bring in and keep new church members. How do you attract children to church, and make it an exciting place, as well as inspirational, where they can learn and grow in the Lord?

We’ve got answers for you. This webinar will help you understand how to redeem existing space so that it’s irresistible to children, and to their anxious parents as well. We’ll also give you the most important things to consider if you’re building children’s spaces from the ground up. And finally, we will also share with you a number of pitfalls to avoid.

March 19, 2015: “Steps to a Successful Church Interior Design Project”

Is it hard for you to envision what a new church building would look like? Do you have a difficult time thinking beyond what’s right in front of your eyes? Are you concerned that your church will end up with a church building that already looks outdated, before you even open the doors?

There’s a lot more to a successful remodeling or building project than just getting the walls in the right place. Completing a successful church design means you need to make the right decisions from the very beginning. In this webinar, we’ll give you the specific steps that you need to take, including a first step that may surprise you.

April 16, 2015: “What Makes a Great Multisite Facility?”

Are you wanting to get on the multisite bandwagon and join over 8,000 others across the country that already have multisite facilities? Have you ever considered the possibility that multisite locations have different needs than a traditional, single-site church building?

We have. This is why we’ve created a webinar that gives you practical information to help refine your search for the perfect multisite building—or create one yourself, with the help of a design-build company like The McKnight Group. There are a number of particular considerations that you need to know about, and we will share those in this informative webinar.

May 21, 2015: “Principles for a Successful Church Building Project”

As we’ve said above, there’s more to a successful church project than just getting the walls in the right place. In May’s free webinar, we’ll discuss some principles that must form a firm foundation for your church design or building project. These include gathering the right leadership team, developing an appropriate and specific vision, understanding your church’s real financial potential, and making sure that you create a functional building. Regardless of where you are in your building plans, this webinar will give important insights and help steer you clear of potential trouble spots in the church building process.

June 18, 2015: “How to Transform the Building You Have into the Building You Need”

Does your church building feel like a ball and chain, dragging you back as you try to pull your church community forward into the future? Older church buildings were just not designed with today’s worship in mind. How can you convert your current church complex from a liability into an asset?

In this year’s final webinar of our series, we will discuss in detail a number of specific ball-and-chain buildings and the solutions we’ve created. These examples are dilemmas faced by real churches, and in this webinar you will watch and see how their buildings were transformed, creating ministry opportunities that they also never dreamed were possible.

Are you ready to face your church’s future with confidence? Sign up now for this year’s series of free i3 webinars and get 2015 off to a great start!