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Whether you're planning a building project, need help with fundraising, or you're looking for support in becoming a stronger, healthier ministry, this seminar has something for everyone!
Save up to 30% on your next building project
Learn how to avoid some of the most common mistakes and pitfalls of the construction process and reduce up-front construction costs as well as long-term maintenance and operation expenses.
Creating an Embedded Identity in your community
Is your church filling a need in your community that would be greatly missed if you were not there? Learn 7 keys to creating a culture that is focused on becoming a more integral part of the community.
Financially Sustainable Buildings
Learn how churches across the country are successfully integrating financially sustainable business models in their new facilities that can reduce existing overhead costs and become a catalyst for ministry growth & Kingdom impact.
” An in-depth look at how to move through the process of building! ”
"Great information and exactly what our Church needed as we navigate through the complicated process of expanding our Ministry Center. A no nonsense approach towards becoming an embedded church in our community along with an in-depth look at how to move through the process of building, with an emphasis on integrity and accountability at every phase.”
- Bill Meadows
Farmdale Church of the Nazarene,
Join with experienced church architects, contractors, developers, funding experts & pastors!
The church is not a building...It’s a movement. Although physical space is not a pre-requisite for carrying out the Great Commission, it can be a powerful ministry tool in advancing the movement of Jesus Christ. What story does your building tell about the kind of church God has called you to be? Learn how Building God’s Way is helping churches all across the U.S. to rethink the way they utilize existing facilities and plan for future growth.
The stories of church building programs gone awry are plentiful. How do we best exercise good stewardship of both our finances and our property, while at the same time creating space that is relevant, aesthetically pleasing, flexible and truly built for the ages?
Learn how strategic master planning and innovative design can help you optimize community impact on your church campus - not just on Sundays - but 7 days a week! Hear about a dynamic & collaborative 3-day design process that will bring your ministry dreams to life.
Learn how to eliminate the typical change order process and uncover construction industry linkages within your ministry that can lead to in-kind gifts & substantially discounted products and services for your building project.
Learn how your church can access a network of Kingdom building partners that are dedicated to the expansion of Christian ministry, including architects, contractors, developers, funding experts, church building supply vendors, pastor consultants and more.
Community doesn’t just happen by accident. We must break ground and cultivate a culture that invites people in. We must come to a place where we truly believe there is no "us and them", there is just “us".
Matt Roberts, Senior Pastor of The Genesis Project Church and CEO of The Genesis Fund National Church Planting Network, will share some keys from his book, The God of New Beginnings, that can help you create a culture that allows people to belong before they believe.
Church facilities have traditionally been among the least utilized buildings in America, sitting empty throughout most of the week. Learn how your church can leverage for-profit partnerships to maximize the use of your building and help offset overhead costs. Discover what community embedment, Gospel change and facility financial sustainability look like in your context. Learn how to uncover the highest and best use of your property and become better stewards of all that God has given you.
After the morning presentations, grab your lunch and choose from 3 breakout sessions for more detailed discussions and Q&A on your area of interest. Bring your team and "divide and conquer", or roam between multiple breakouts!
Facility Design & Construction
If your church is considering a construction or remodel project, join church architect Don Mahoney and local church construction experts to learn more about the unique Building God's Way approach that can reduce the cost of your next project by up to 30%.
Funding & Financial Sustainability
Learn about feasibility studies that can help your ministry determine whether a child care facility, event center or some other business model could reduce your existing cost structure and become a true catalyst for ministry growth and Kingdom impact.
Church Health & Pastoral Support
Pastor...you are not alone! Join Pastor & Author Matt Roberts and learn what it means to establish an embedded identity in your community. Hear about a strategic planning process that is helping church leadership achieve clarity, alignment, momentum and growth
Faith Community Church completed an 8,000 square foot worship space addition that was designed with a focus on function and matching existing materials. The $1.2 million expansion includes a 650-seat sanctuary, a nursing/cry room, a media center and video production room and more. Senior and Founding Pastor Jeff Williams and NCI-Roberts Project Development Manager Lisa Sotis will provide a tour and information about the church’s growth and construction.
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.
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.
Derek Bartlett, Director
Mission-Based Sustainable Solutions (MBSS)
Derek formerly served as the Director of Operations and Student Ministries at Venture Church in Harrisburg, NC. During his tenure at Venture, he was instrumental in working alongside the Building God’s Way team to develop the first concepts of financially sustainable ministry for the church. As a result of this project, Derek felt God was calling him to share this ministry model with church leaders all over the country and to leverage his passion for business and ministry to help churches become better stewards of their facilities and resources.
Derek has a keen understanding of how churches operate and how they can improve. He holds a Master's Degree in Christian Ministry and an MBA from Liberty University. His heart is to help ministries uncover financially sustainable forms of ministry that can help them reduce their existing cost structure, allowing them to invest more of their resources into their actual mission. Now a part of the MBSS team working alongside BGW, Derek travels the country helping church leaders to discover and develop the untapped potential of these opportunities.
Owner, NCI-Roberts Construction
Jeff has more than 25 years of experience in residential and commercial construction, remodeling and entrepreneurship. His parent company JG Development operates 4 divisions, including NCI-Roberts Construction which is focused exclusively on church, Christian school and nonprofit construction. As the exclusive BGW Builder for the state of Wisconsin, NCI-Roberts has a renowned history of church and nonprofit construction, with a process proven to serve individual and committee-led project management and align with donation-dependent funding.
Jeff is certified by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and is the 2016 recipient of the NARI Lifetime Achievement Award. He currently serves on the NARI of Madison Board of Directors and MHAEDC Land Use Development and Workforce Development Committees. A long-time resident of Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, Jeff and his wife Mary are proud to lead a team of nearly 50 professionals who operate from the company’s offices in downtown Madison and Blue Mounds, Wisconsin. Together, their goal is continued growth of JG Development and its four divisions, and the industries and communities they impact.
Exclusive BGW Builder for the state of Wisconsin