What would happen to our ministries if we cut out the mortgages, reduced the overhead expenses of our facilities by two-thirds or more, and used our buildings seven days a week?  

Church facilities have traditionally been among the least utilized buildings in America, sitting empty throughout most of the week. We believe facilities are a vastly under-utilized ministry tool that can help churches have a significantly greater impact for the Kingdom.

  Watch this informative video to learn more!


BGW | Sustainable Solutions is working with ministries across the country to integrate financially sustainable models that can become a true catalyst for ministry growth and Kingdom impact, including event centers, hotels, child care centers, athletic facilities, and senior housing. 



BGW can walk with you to evaluate specific community needs and determine how your ministry could address those needs through turn-key, investor-led business models.

In his book,“The Mission-Based Entrepreneur Revolution: Developing Economic Engines that Drive Mission-based Movements”, Pastor Eric Bahme tells the story of the church he founded in Portland, OR in 2002 that gave birth to a new entrepreneurial model of ministry.  


The success stories shared in this book of integrating for-profit models in churches have been featured in a number of national publications and on television broadcasts.  


Eric now operates a hotel ministry in Montana and travels the country with BGW sharing his knowledge and experience with other ministries. 


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Many ministries have stood at the same crossroads that Eric came to, searching for how to be an integral part of the community, while maintaining a low cost structure. BGW | Sustainable Solutions aims to meet ministries here, helping them determine a for-profit entrepreneurial endeavor that would benefit their community for Christ.


While this analysis typically takes place as part of the master planning process of a new building project, BGW | Sustainable Solutions also works with ministries to uncover a financially sustainable path forward in their existing facility.

BGW Founder Dan Cook has a passion for helping churches develop strategies to adapt to cultural change and become financially sustainable.  He is the author of a recently published book called “10 Tsunamis Impacting Ministries”, which addresses 10 key cultural and economic shifts that are impacting ministries today and offers innovative strategies that will help ministries survive and even thrive in the storm ahead. 


Dan’s goal in writing the book was to trigger discussion among church leadership regarding the future of ministry, particularly in reference to the importance of financially sustainable facilities.

For examples of BGW financially sustainable ministry projects currently in operation or in design / construction, click here. For recent articles about financially sustainable ministry projects, see below:


Church Ministry Flourishes in an Entrepreneurial Events Center

Large Chesapeake church moving campus to North Suffolk

Hotel/church complex coming to Harrisburg

For more information, contact:

Scott Griffin, National Program Manager

844-413-8368 or

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