We are all aware of how important first impressions are when it comes to personal relationships. But what about first impressions of a physical facility related specifically to church architecture?
Though the process of designing and building a new church can be rewarding for both the pastor and the congregation, it can be very challenging, as well. The following are five of the most commonly asked questions by church leaders. [ Full Article ]
I will never forget the time, approximately 20 years ago, when I was praying regarding my architectural firm. I began to sense in my heart that God had something special for us to do. As I prayed regarding our mission, a desire began to grow inside of me for serving the local church.
“Suppose one of you wants to build a church. Will you not really sit down first with an architect and examine the costs to see if you have the finances to complete it? For if your church decides to lay the foundation and begin construction.” [ Full Article ]
A church building project is seldom easy. The journey can be trying, and the path can be full of sharp turns, detours, and potholes. There are budget constraints, building code issues, municipal requirements, city ordinances, design difficulties, many delays, and numerous other difficulties. Often, these challenges focus the church, as well as the design professional, on the “bricks and mortar” issues of a building campaign. However, I believe that any church building process is much more than just “bricks and mortar.” If we are not careful, we can miss the spiritual journey upon which God intends us to embark.