Finding a Church Community Builder in Your Area

Before we tackle the question of how to find a community church builder, it’s valuable to understand what a community church is. Most often seen in small towns, where the population cannot sustain multiple churches of various denominations, a community church is an amalgamation of multiple faiths combined into one central location for worship.
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Church Building Designs for Smaller Spaces

A church doesn’t have to be enormous to serve its purpose. Church building designs for small congregations can make a service feel more intimate, fostering a sense of community and a personal relationship with your religion. There’s certainly value in making the best use of your space, whether you’re serving 50 or 500 in your congregation.
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Working with Church Builders to Serve Your Fellowship

Once you’ve done your fundraising, and you’ve engaged the community in a discussion about what they are seeking from their worship building, it’s time to discuss your plans with church builders. You can read more about choosing an architect here, but today we’re focused on what plans you should have prepared before you hire a firm.

While it’s obviously the church builder’s role to complete final sketches and implement unique ideas into your blueprints, it’s valuable to have some idea of the features and spaces that you’d like to see in the final product.
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20 Questions to Ask an Architect Before They Build Your Church

So, you’ve decided the structure of the church you’re going to build, what your budget is, and you’ve discussed both of these with your congregation. It’s time to begin the interview process for potential architecture firms. This is perhaps the most critical part of building a new worship building. We’ve put together a list of 30 questions that may be relevant to your project.

Obviously, you won’t want to ask your design/build firm to answer all 30 of these questions. We recommend putting together a questionnaire with 10-15 questions that you and other stakeholders have selected as the most important to your particular situation. 
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Why Pre-Fab Church Designs and Floor Plans Just Don’t Work

If you’ve started to look into adding onto or remodeling an existing worship building, using prefabricated church designs and floor plans can be a tempting way to save time, money, and man-hours that go into a more traditional approach to renovation. While they’re a great place to start, you have to take into account the unique needs of your congregation. Working with an architect at Vanman Architects and Builders can help you decide what the best route is for the needs of your church.
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Here’s What’s Trending: Church Designs of 2018

While the purpose of the church is timeless and universal, church designs change as trends in architecture, arts, and community priority change. Design/builders and the clients they work for are tasked with the duty of staying one step ahead of what’s coming next, so that their building will be looked upon as a modern safe haven, a community center that serves the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of its people.
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Involving Your Community in Church Design and Construction

When beginning any church design and construction project, it’s vital to make sure that your congregation is on board. After all, without them, there would be little need to create a beautiful worship space.

Presenting the idea of adding onto or building a new church facility can be a tough sell, especially if you aren’t adequately prepared to respond to your communities concerns.

Involving the congregation from the beginning is an excellent way to create buy-in for your new church design and construction project. Use these 3 tips to make sure your ministry feels sufficiently involved with the new design and your church renovation company:
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