Would businesses thrive if they didn’t pay attention to customer feedback? Not likely. It makes no difference if that business is a traditional one, a church or even a church builder. We all need feedback to meet the needs of the people we serve. Recently, The McKnight Group sent out a survey to a number of church leaders, asking for feedback on what they want to see in our free i3 webinar series. We took their comments and created five new i3 webinars for 2014. We’re excited about these new webinars and hope you make plans to participate. In addition to the topics below, we would love to hear your ideas and thoughts for even more topics.

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Our first webinar in the series, From Box Buildings to Old Churches: Redeeming Space for Ministry will take place on January 16 and will take a close look at the various factors involved in determining whether a building 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.

On February 20, the topic will be How to Fund Your Project in Today’s Economy and 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.

Other topics this year include The Advantages of Design-Build Partnerships for Churches; Creating Effective Children’s Spaces; and Interior Design: Using Your Church to Connect with Your Community.

You can learn more about each of these topics on our website as well as easily sign up for any (or all) of these webinars. If your church has building or remodeling plans in 2014, we hope you will join us for these new, educational and interactive webinars.

New Topics? New Ideas?

If you participated in our survey, thank you. If you didn’t, we’d love to hear your ideas too. Is there a different topic that you would like to learn more about? Please let us know!  We invite you to contact us, either by phone (800-625-6448 or 614-875-1689), email (request@mcknightgroup.com), or through our website. We look forward to connecting with you and helping your church meet its building needs.