Preparing to Build: Practical Tips & Experienced Advice to Prepare Your Church for a Building Program (Paperback)

Preparing to Build: Practical Tips & Experienced Advice to Prepare Your Church for a Building Program By Stephen Anderson Cover Image
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From concept to completion, your church will not undertake a more demanding or complicated task in terms of money, risk, and effort than it will in a building program. Preparing to Build will educate and guide the church through the process of becoming prepared to build in a manner that will save time and reduce costly mistakes.

They don't teach this in seminary and most church leaders are unequipped by experience or training to lead their church through a building program in the most optimum manner. Being prepared to build, in its simplest terms, means the church has objectively quantified as many of the variables as possible and developed a building plan strategy within the financial ability of the church.

A church that is prepared to build can articulate, based on factual analysis, what it needs to build to meet future needs, it understands the cost of construction, has measured its financial ability, and knows the vision can be built on the selected property. It's about the process. The result of an objective process is objective fact. In the absence of an objective process, all a church is left with is subjective opinion, and in a church of a few hundred people, you will have a few hundred opinions.

Preparing to Build discusses the process from visioning to selecting a builder and discusses topics including: space planning, design, financing, capital campaigns, land acquisition, organizing a building committee, and special information for smaller or start-up churches. The book concludes with several appendices, including a readiness to build assessment.

About the Author

Steve Anderson has served his church in a variety of roles, including: administrator, treasurer, building committee chairperson, capital campaign chairperson, and small group leader. He also currently volunteers as a church building consultant for the NC Baptist Convention. Since 1999, Steve has ministered to churches large and small as they prepared for building and capital stewardship programs. He is the founder of AMI Church Consulting which was merged into Church Development Services in 2010. As a partner at Church Development Services, LLC, Steve serves as the director of the church consulting division. He is a seminar speaker, webinar host, and has been a contributing editor for various church industry magazines.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780983920403
ISBN-10: 0983920400
Publisher: Anderson Marketing, Incorporated
Publication Date: September 28th, 2011
Pages: 198
Language: English