Church Building Lessons Learned from Difficult Financial Times

Hopefully, the impact of difficult life events like recessions, inflation, and pandemics will be at a minimum in the future, but it’s unlikely that they will disappear. What’s important is that when these events occur, we at least learn from them. Here are some crucial lessons we’ve observed that can guide church leaders to create thriving church spaces, no [...]

By |2023-09-12T15:55:22-04:00September 12, 2023|Church Building, Church Design|

Understanding Loan Calculations and Pledges

Once a capital stewardship campaign has been successfully completed, it’s usually time to secure a loan to begin your church building project. It takes more than the enthusiasm and dedication of church leaders to get a lender to underwrite a loan; planning and organization is critical. Here are some ways that lenders determine the amount a church can reasonably [...]

By |2023-08-30T08:21:43-04:00August 29, 2023|Church Building, Church Design|

Hidden Costs of Delaying a Church Building Project

Sometimes it may seem like a good idea to delay a church building project during an economic downturn. We mentioned in our last post that there can be a hidden cost with this decision. Here are two scenarios that demonstrate how the logic of waiting may not pay off as one would expect when church leaders choose to postpone [...]

By |2023-08-16T08:17:38-04:00August 15, 2023|Church Building|
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