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Getting Your Church Ready for a Building Project

  By Chuck Klein Here are key areas to consider as you begin the process. Churches considering a large-scale building or expansion project often start with similar questions. The biggest concern is what questions should we be asking that we haven’t already considered? Your church’s project is unique to your needs and circumstance. It requires

First Presbyterian Church

  First Presbyterian Church, located in the heart of Uptown Charlotte, is deemed to be one of the oldest structures in the city. Originally built in 1857, the church was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. The renovation improvements of the project center around a new chancel and choir loft that

Fox Point Lutheran Church

  The original sanctuary at Fox Point Lutheran Church in Fox Point, Wisconsin, was constructed in 1955 and has experienced multiple additions in the decades since. In recent years, the church has seen an increase in membership. In an effort to accommodate this growth, a comprehensive capitol improvements project was set in motion. As discussions

Modular Buildings: Investigate Permits First

By Matt Banes For facility managers, administers, and board members at religious organizations across the U.S., finding quick and affordable solutions to space issues is a common challenge. Modular buildings have become a go-to facility answer, offering fast and cost-effective ways to add classroom, office and meeting spaces, whether it’s for a few months or

The Hills Church

  At The Hills Church in North Richland Hills, Texas, the project challenge for Shanks Architects was to remodel an existing worship center to meet the expectations of both a cappella and instrumental worship, while increasing seating capacity, improving sight lines, and enhancing the overall worship experience for the congregation. By creatively using new materials

Life Fellowship Church

  GFF developed a new comprehensive campus master plan for Life Fellowship Church (LFC) located in McKinney, Texas. It includes renovation and expansion of their current campus to include a 1,200-seat future worship center, a weekday preschool, additional adult classrooms, and an administrative suite on a very compact site. The master plan enhances a central

The Gathering

  The Gathering was one of the first newly constructed church buildings built within the St. Louis city limits in decades. Thoughtful functionality and flexibility are key to this church design—the worship space can be configured to accommodate either a morning worship service or an evening community event. The central Gathering Space allows for milling

Church Design Is Still Adapting

  By Rodney James Two decades later…church design is still adapting…and rightly so! The apostle Paul wrote, “…I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. 1Corinthians 9:22 The church that clearly understands the truth of what Paul was teaching has made many adaptations over the

Pulaski Church of God

  The church is more than just a building—it’s a sacred space where we come together to worship, to learn, and to connect with one another. The design and construction of a church is, therefore, an essential aspect of creating an environment that inspires and uplifts the congregation. The Pulaski Church of God in Pulaski,

Faith Promise Church

  Studio Four Design has been privileged to design more than 90 church projects in its 20-year history to complete expansion projects, renovations, and new builds. One of those ministries, Faith Promise Church, has partnered with Studio Four Design in a number of projects to accommodate its remarkable growth and to accomplish the opening of