October 23, 2019
8:30AM - 2:00PM

Grace Church
7393 Pearl Rd
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130 

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Establish your Strategic "Blueprint" 

We believe that everything from mission and vision to architecture and construction are all part of the same strategic conversation. We look forward to beginning that conversation with you!

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,

Louisville, KY

Something for every church leader

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!

Facility design & Construction  

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?


designing a powerful ministry tool 

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. 


Uncovering value during construction 

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.


the power of relationship

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.

church health & pastoral support

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.

Shepherding your Congregation through Change. No matter where your church is in its story, one of the hardest things you will ever do as a leader is to shepherd your congregation through change. Change can be scary. It challenges our comfort zones, stretches our faith and can be a divisive force if not led through with deliberate discernment and care.

We live in a world that is changing faster than ever. 100 years ago, very little changed in one's lifetime. Today, the culture and economy of our world seems to experience radical upheaval every few years. Learn how to embrace this catalytic culture head on through practical and intentional strategy that takes stock of where we've been and looks through eyes of faith into the future.

financially sustainable Ministry

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. 

lunch & panel discussion

After the morning sessions, join us for lunch and an interactive panel discussion with all the seminar presenters, as well as our local construction partners. This is the perfect opportunity to get all your questions answered by the experts. Our hope is to provide a framework to guide you in establishing a strategic blueprint for your ministry and encourage lasting change beyond this seminar.

"One of the best conferences I've ever attended! The focus on ministry & stewardship was refreshing."
Robert Forte
Transformation Christian Fellowship, Spring Branch, TX
"The seminar had such a great mix of ministry and facility conversations in a relaxed environment"
St. Andrew Christian Church - Dublin, OH
"This conference was amazing! Great speakers. Very informative sessions."
Lawson Clary
5 Point Church - Easley, SC
"This seminar opened my mind to other ways of financing and joining for-profit with non-profit."
Ann Johnson
River of Life Church - Elk River, MN
"I came away with answers to things we have been struggling with, and questions on things we haven't even thought of!"
Larry Espy
Grace Community Church - North Liberty, IA
"Great format and engaging content. All contemporary and relevant."
Greg Eller
Grace Polaris Church - Westerville, OH
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Matt Roberts

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. Matt's new book,
The God of New Beginnings, tells the story of this church network, 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 and creating a culture that allows people to belong before they believe.

Don Mahoney 

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 850 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 during the design process and he specializes in helping ministries to cast their vision through creative master planning and preliminary design concepts.
He earned his Masters Degree in Architecture from the University of Utah in 1982 and formerly served as President of the American Institute of Architects for the State of Utah.

Ron Wenger

President, Weaver Commercial Contractor

As the exclusive BGW Builder for the state of Ohio, West Virginia and Western PA, Weaver Commercial Contractor (WCC) is passionate and committed to supporting ministry clients in delivering the best possible stewardship of their resources and in honoring God throughout the construction process. The leadership of WCC, along with many of their employees, pursue and enjoy vibrant relationships with God. This connection is the foundation upon which they build their business.

Derek Bartlett

Director of Sustainable Solutions, Building God's Way

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 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.

Bill Shalkowski

Senior VP of Construction Mgmt, The Solomon Foundation

Bill brings nearly 30 years of construction background and has a real heart for ministry. Prior to joining The Solomon Foundation, he was the VP of Operations at Big Horn Plastering for 18 years. During these years, he was involved in many forms of construction. Some of his major projects included several California Embassy Suite Resorts, DIA Main Terminal, the Pepsi Center, Park Meadows Mall, Parker Adventist Hospital and several Colorado mountain resort properties. Bill holds a Blueprint & Design degree from the University of New Mexico.

The Solomon Foundation is a Church Extension Fund that raises investment dollars and lends those funds to churches within the Restoration Movement for refinancing, church building acquisitions, and construction projects.

All attendees will receive a complimentary 
copy of the book, The God of New Beginnings,  authored by seminar presenter, Matt Roberts.

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Contact our seminar registrar, Donna Cullen,
at 800-752-7910 or