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Easter Lutheran Church

Eagan, Minnesota Easter Lutheran Church in Eagan, Minnesota, recently worked with Langer Construction to remodel both of their locations. Easter by the Lake At “The Lake,” a 2,500-square-foot Lakeside Commons meeting room, large teen room, and offices were added, while remodeling the greeting desk for full-time staff. The project also included a new licensed commercial
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Community Christian Church

Naperville, Illinois Since 1997, Community Christian Church has relentlessly pursued its mission of helping people find their way back to God. They do this by focusing on REACHING people who are currently far from God, RESTORING this world back to God’s dream, and REPRODUCING this mission in the lives of others. Over time though, it
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Veterans Parkway Church of Christ

Murfreesboro, Tennessee Veterans Parkway Church of Christ was busting at its seams. Church leaders found they were in dire need of more space, so they called in Dow Smith Company to help develop a master plan and design charrette for a new church campus. From that two-day planning session, Dow Smith developed and presented a
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Brick Lane Community Church

Elverson, Pennsylvania Brick Lane Community Church in Elverson, Pennsylvania, recently built a large addition onto their existing facility and underwent an exterior renovation. The project called for siding on more than half of the exterior walls – but the building team at Stoltzfus Enterprises had not fully committed to one particular type yet. Brick Lane
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St. Thomas More Parish

Appleton, Wisconsin St. Thomas More Parish in Appleton, Wisconsin, selected Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction to handle various worship space enhancements and renovations to their church in preparation for their 50th anniversary. The interior remodeling and addition were deemed necessary to accommodate liturgical and spiritual diocesan directives, as well as resolve the practical needs of
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Rush Creek Church

Mansfield, Texas Rush Creek Church has three different locations across Texas and is known for using technology and staging to fashion an exciting yet comfortable worship environment. The Mansfield Church was in the midst of ground up construction when the contractor became unable to complete the project. Enter Bryan Garvey, chief executive officer of Corbet
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Cost and Time Advantages of Modular Construction

The cost and time advantages of modular construction are two of many benefits this style of building provides. While money and schedule remain at the top of people’s priorities, efficiency, style and amenities comprise a big part of any major construction decisions. Clients are consistently surprised by the modern look and diverse, custom options –
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Foot Traffic: How to Choose Flooring for Your Church Construction Project

When deciding on flooring choices for your overall church design, there are a variety of elements to consider in order to make the best overall long-term choices for your church construction project. While planning your church design, consider not only the overall look, but also the volume of foot traffic in each major space in
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Gateway Church of the Nazarene

Oskaloosa, Iowa The McKnight Group enjoys sharing real-life examples of churches that have used their vision to drive the construction or renovation of their church building. Often such transformations occur as a natural reaction to changes in the community or ministry. But as you will soon see, they can also be in response to catastrophic
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Hebron Baptist Church

Dacula, Georgia Hebron Baptist Church has occupied their 32-acre campus in Dacula, Georgia since 1844. As the northeast Atlanta suburb flourished and young families sought a place to worship, the church experienced exponential congregational growth. While thrilled to be a center of spiritual expansion, the church found that their facilities required improvements and new facilities
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Why More Churches Are Building Green

By Bruce Brown Today, many churches are building green, environmentally-friendly worship centers and auxiliary buildings. Churches are building green structures for the same reasons commercial and industrial builders— it simply makes sense. Choosing building products with the smallest possible environmental impact is the primary goal of all green building, including religious facilities. 3 Reasons Churches
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Church of the Resurrection

Lakeland, Florida Church of the Resurrection of Lakeland, Florida, is an active parish within a diverse community. Serving more than 2,000 families in its congregation with 50+ ministries, the church is a bustling place every day of the week. In order to better serve its growing congregation, church leadership set out to build a new,
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Southbrook Church

Franklin, Wisconsin Southbrook Church is part of a network of Christian-based churches serving the metro-Milwaukee area. Situated on 20+ acres of land in Franklin, Wisconsin, Southbrook is an active and growing community. A few years ago, the church elders began looking at expanding their current facility to accommodate its population, which had grown from 225
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New Composite Slate Roof Tops Historic Denver Church

Soaring 90 feet tall, Saint John’s Cathedral would be intimidating to anyone, especially the team assigned to re-roof the massive structure. However, the experts at Horn Brothers Roofing jumped at the opportunity to install 245 squares of DaVinci Roofscapes composite tiles on one of Denver’s most historic buildings. “Three main parts of the church were
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Holy Infant Parish

Manchester, Pennsylvania As their congregational family grew, Holy Infant Parish found itself on the easternmost portion of its parish boundary. While their existing two story church and education building had served their congregational needs well, the parish was faced with aging buildings that were not fully accessible and geographically limited their ability to serve their
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6 Game-Changing Church Construction Trends

By Ryan and Michael Regina 1. Modern Material Advancements While concrete has been around for thousands of years, there are several exciting technological advancements improving this material in new and exciting ways. For starters, there are now multi-functional mineral additives available that create a much more stable and uniform concrete mix resulting in reduced segregation
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Midland Bible Church

Midland, Texas Midland Bible Church’s vision as “a family of faith lived out in the world” was hampered by old, inefficient and inflexible facilities. At a key moment, the church’s leadership realized that the only way to remain relevant and effective in ministry in the future was to make a bold move – to move
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Second Street Church of Christ

Pulaski, Tennessee Brindley Construction embarked on an extensive refurbishment, restoration and reconstruction of this 8,810-square-foot, wood-framed house of worship pre-dating the Civil War. Early on, Brindley helped guide church elders through multiple design iterations to find ways to affordably address each area of need. The focal point of the church’s interior transformation is its sanctuary.
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Cross Lutheran Church

Roberts, Wisconsin By Emily Matchey Cross Lutheran Church of Roberts, Wisconsin, held a dedication service on Sunday, December 17, 2017, for a renovation and new addition to their facility. This celebration was fantastic and meaningful for many, particularly for architect Tim Peterson of Peterson Design Studio and Bill Derrick of Derrick Building Solutions. Cross Lutheran
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St. Peter the Apostle Church

Louisville, Kentucky St. Peter the Apostle Church is a new congregation formed by the merger of five southwest Jefferson County parishes—St. Clement, St. Polycarp, Our Lady of Consolation, Our Lady Help of Christians, and St. Timothy. JRA Architects was selected to provide master planning and design services for the new 1,200-seat church, religious education classrooms,
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Crosspointe Church

Cary, North Carolina By Gino Beltran Nearly 100 years ago, churches were rarely just a Sunday house of worship – they were known for building hospitals, schools, universities, community centers and more that served their surrounding neighborhoods. At Visioneering, we’ve been honored to partner with many churches over the years who desire to bring some
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Maximize Your Facility with These Four Modern Church Design Concepts

Trends in church architecture are seeing a shift towards digital integration and bringing the community to the church through non-worship activities. As time passes, the design of the churches and worship areas must evolve with the people who utilize them. Trends in modern church-building look much different than their predecessors. Here are 4 trends we’ve
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Brightmoor Christian Church

Novi, Michigan Located in Novi, Michigan, along M-5 highway, Brightmoor wanted to highlight their presence to those passing by. The old building was traditional brick with small windows and little to no visibility into the building’s interior. “People driving by thought we were just a school, or worse, an office building,” said Gary Jonna, chairperson
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Immanuel Presbyterian Church

Milwaukee, Wisconsin Founded in 1837, Immanuel Presbyterian Church is the oldest congregation in the city of Milwaukee. The present church was constructed in 1873 and features Gothic style architecture. In 1958, the congregation expanded its footprint by constructing a detached two-story building, which for many years served as an education space for its youth. This
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6 Reasons to Use Post-Frame Construction

When people generally picture post-frame structures, they envision barns, sheds or other more industrial-looking buildings. What you might not realize is that post-frame structures are also perfect for a myriad of commercial buildings. Next time you drive somewhere, look at the buildings you pass. The local pharmacy, the community bank, the post office – all
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Bridgetown Church of Christ

Cincinnati, Ohio Bridgetown Church of Christ had several design issues and ministry needs. They needed to update their exterior and interior for a better overall first impression. As you walked into the church, the lobby was cramped, dark, and had a low ceiling. The flow of the building was very poor. Upstairs, the church only
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The Orchard Evangelical Free Church

Arlington Heights, Illinois As part of fulfilling their calling as a church, The Orchard launched four new sites between 2010—2017 from the original Arlington Heights campus. To thrive in this next chapter of their story, the church’s leadership recognized that it needed the Arlington Heights campus to be a vibrant, growing, sending campus—the center of
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Trinity Evanglical Congregational Church

Lititz, Pennsylvania The beautiful Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church in Lititz, Pennsylvania, built in 1874, is a historic gem. Since that time, two additions have been made to the church to accommodate growth—one in 1936 and the second in 1970. As the congregation grew and the church’s needs continued to expand, it again became time to
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St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church

Kronborg, Nebraska St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kronborg, Nebraska, has been through some terrifying weather in its 118-year history. After straight-line winds and large hail struck the church, parsonage and fellowship hall in 2014, the congregation went in search of new siding, windows and roofing. “Danish churches like ours are known for our red
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Theming Your Facility

By Paulla Shetterly Church leaders throughout America search for ways to reach and inspire the “unchurched generation.” They invest a large amount of time and energy developing approaches for inviting those persons searching into church. As they strive to recruit new members or returning former attendees, these leaders also look for methods that effectively articulate
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First Christian Church

Decatur, Illinois When Aspen Group began to partner with First Christian Church Decatur to address their facility needs, it became clear that limited sanctuary seating had begun to impede the church’s ability to comfortably accommodate new attendees. Additionally, the church’s youth and children’s space lacked the kind of functionality and design that creates a safe,
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Key Considerations for Hiring the Right Church Construction Developer and Design/Builder

By Ryan Regina In today’s economy, any church looking to start a new construction project faces certain challenges. Choosing the right construction manager and design/builder using criterion based on individualized, industry-specific needs can make the difference between a successful project and a bona fide disaster. It’s imperative to take a few fundamental considerations into account
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Appleton Alliance Church

Appleton, Wisconsin Churches often have preconceptions about what their space needs, perhaps without understanding the impact space can have on the experience and performance of the environment. Architects, particularly those who are experienced working with faith organizations, can be a tremendous partner for the future positioning of the church, not just by the end result
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South Euclid United Church of Christ

Cleveland, Ohio South Euclid United Church of Christ began in 1845 in Cleveland, Ohio, with the original stone church being built in 1867. Tragically, lightning struck the church in 2010 and burned to the ground, leaving only a massive carved lintel and bell remaining. In 2012, the church bought a Catholic church and school campus
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Oilman's Church Gets Solar

With over 100 years of history, Brea Congregational United Church of Christ has steadily grown built on strong ties to the community. As a self-stated Green Church, Brea Congregational UCC commits to “embrace the responsibility of achieving a sustainable earth” by taking “tangible steps such as adopting a holistic approach for our garden space to
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Village Christian Church

Village Christian Church Minooka, Illinois This 20,000-square-foot facility was designed to be a warm, inviting and multi-purpose space. The exterior features brick, cement board siding and trim, textured insulated metal wall panel, metal trims, stone, and a large volume of glass. There is a large, back-lit, rough sawn cedar cross adjacent to the entrance. A
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Meade Emmanuel Mennonite Church

Meade, Kansas Fuqua Construction Inc., Inman, Kansas, was recently awarded the 2016 NACDB Honor Award for Projects Less Than $1,000,000 for a church project in Meade, Kansas. Fuqua Construction Inc. is a construction company specializing in church construction. When Max Fuqua began his business in 1979, the scope of the work was residential and commercial.
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