February 28, 2019
9:00am - 1:30pm
Crosspoint Christian Church
204 Southwest 11th Place
Cape Coral, FL
includes lunch & breakout sessions
President & Principal Architect, Building God's Way
Don has one of the most extensive backgrounds in worship and performing arts architecture, designing prominent facilities all across the U.S. throughout his 35 year career. Don leads a team that has designed more than 800 ministry projects across the country and he has been recognized with a number of awards for innovative and creative church design. Throughout his career, Don has emphasized the need to maintain solid stewardship principles throughout the design process and he leverages the unique BGW approach to deliver ministry buildings throughout the U.S. at costs well below industry averages. Don specializes in helping ministries leverage their facilities seven days a week while creating a sustainable revenue source.
Founder & President of The Collage Companies Construction
As the exclusive Building God’s Way contractor for central and north Florida, Brian and his team at Collage have a unique understanding of faith based projects and a passion for helping congregations be the best stewards of God’s resources. Brian has directed the firm’s activities and rapid growth towards quality and excellence since 1982. He is a charter member of the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) and has served as Director on the National DBIA Board. His design and construction projects have won numerous awards and his extensive knowledge of fully integrated services and years of successful design-build projects make him an industry expert. Brian has been published in several magazines and industry journals and is a requested speaker for industry and community groups and organizations.
Senior Pastor of The Genesis Project National Network & Author of The Book "The God of New Beginnings"
Matt is the Founder and Lead Pastor of The Genesis Project, a church based in Ogden, Utah that has grown to a multi-site movement in 6 communities across the nation reaching thousands every week. The Genesis Project worked with Building God's Way to develop a new worship facility with a full-service event center (Hub 801 Events), community coffee shop (Hub City Coffee), multiple ministry and rehabilitation homes, and non-profit community services. Matt will share how these business models have helped the church expand ministry opportunities while becoming an integral part of their community.
Matt's new book, "The God of New Beginnings", tells the story of The Genesis Project, a network of believers whose goal is to plant churches in dark places, targeting people who don’t normally "do" church. Reaching drug addicts, convicts, strippers, and gang members, they’ve seen God do amazing things with seemingly hopeless lives. Through these dramatic stories, Matt offers practical wisdom to pastors for breaking through the darkness in a person’s life.
Eric Bahme - Author of The Book "The Mission Based Entrepreneur Revolution: Developing Economic Engines That Drive Mission-Based Movements"
A senior pastor for over 20 years, Eric is an innovator and a pioneer in the financially sustainable, “embedded church” model and he travels the country helping church leaders to discover and develop the untapped potential of these opportunities. The success stories shared in his book about integrating for-profit business models in churches have been featured in a number of national publications and television broadcasts.
As the CEO of MBS Solutions, Eric has assembled a team with a deep level of experience in all real estate development disciplines across multiple sectors – hospitality, child-care, residential, senior housing, office, institutional, and retail - with the mission of equipping ministry partners to be missionally sustainable and empowering them to serve better. Eric has a passion for helping ministries to reduce their existing cost structure while creating a true catalyst for ministry growth and Kingdom impact.
HOST PASTOR: Jeff Swearingen
Crosspoint has grown exponentially under Pastor Jeff's leadership, primarily by connecting with their community in unique ways. The church began meeting in January 2006 as a church plant of First Christian Church in Fort Myers. Since that time, Crosspoint has adopted three low-income neighborhoods in North Fort Myers and serves the residents continuously by spending quality time with the children and adults through various programs, including monthly hot breakfast, bingo for seniors, weekly tutoring for students, and more.
This year, Pastor Swearingen and his team led the Crosspoint family through a bold building expansion program with Building God's Way and The Collage Companies. The new 14,000 SF addition will provide a more effective tool for the church to accomplish its mission of serving the people of Cape Coral and reaching the lost for Christ. The new facility includes a 6,000 SF sanctuary, youth worship space and more. The existing sanctuary was transformed into a spacious gathering area with a café.
Bring your team and discuss your ministry vision with the experts