APRIL 30, 2019
9:00AM - 1:30PM
Southland Community Church
5800 Smith Valley Rd
Greenwood, IN 46142
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.
President, S&B Construction
As the exclusive BGW Builder for the state of Indiana as well as several other midwest & southern states, S&B Construction is a recognized leader in church construction that has completed a wide range of commercial projects of all types and sizes.
S&B was founded in 1972 and launched its ministry projects division in 1996. Since that time, the company has been blessed to work with over 70 ministries. President William Cooper and his team truly view their company as a ministry and they leverage their expertise in the construction industry to be a blessing to churches and Christian schools.
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.
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: Steve Schellin
Senior Pastor, Southland Community Church
This past year, Pastor Steve and the leadership team of Southland Community Church worked with Building God’s Way and S&B Construction to construct a 29,000 SF addition to their existing building. The new space features an auditorium that seats up to 700 people, with the ability to expand to 1,000. The new addition on the building’s west side also provides the church with greater visibility from State Road 37 and Smith Valley Road, and potential for even greater visibility in the future, once the final section of Interstate 69 is completed.
Formerly housed at the old West Grove Elementary School Building, Southland Community Church was founded in 2009 with its first meetings at a funeral home. The church offers a variety of services to the community, including child care, counseling and assistance for developmentally disabled adults.
Pastor Schellin will share about some of the key things he has learned during Southland's journey of facility expansion and the vision that God has laid on their heart for the community of Greenwood and beyond.
I came away with answers to things we have been struggling with and things we haven't even thought of!
Larry Espy - Grace Community Church
North Liberty, IA
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