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.
Creative ways to fund capital improvements
Discover a comprehensive funding solution that revolutionizes the traditional capital campaign, engages entrepreneurs and for-profit investors, and explores the potential of planned giving, crowdfunding and more!
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,
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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.
Statistics show that every year roughly 3,800 American pastors are walking away from church ministry never to return and these numbers continue to climb year after year. Why? A large majority of these pastors give the same answer...loneliness.
We serve a God of New Beginnings, but the truth is there are many pastors are struggling to believe that for themselves. If there is one hope that we have for these seminars, it is that you as a pastor or local church leader will hear this simple message loud and clear - you are not alone!
Whether you are in a season of growth, building and excitement or one of fatigue, loneliness and burn-out, we want to walk beside you and affirm that we serve a God not only of yesterday but a God that is calling you into a brand-new tomorrow that always begins with TODAY!
While a capital campaign can be a key element in funding your ministry vision, it should not be the only element. Learn how to successfully navigate the lending market and solicit short or long term loans or bonds, raise up for-profit investors within the congregation, and explore the potential of planned giving and crowdfunding. Hear about how to engage entrepreneurs, local business owners, and the entire congregation to set the stage for a successful fundraising campaign. Also, 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 the discipline of self-care and rejuvenation. Hear about a strategic planning process that is helping church leadership achieve clarity, alignment, momentum and growth.
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.
Owner & 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.
Recently completed projects that BGW and WCC have collaborated on include Rosedale Bible College in Irwin, OH; College Heights Baptist Church in Elyria, OH; and Christian Children’s Home of Ohio in Wooster, OH. Other ministry projects currently in final design or pre-construction stages include LifeSpring Community Church in Harrison, OH and Center Pointe Christian Church in Liberty Township, OH.
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.
Regional Vice President, Christian Financial Resources, Inc.
Kent serves as Regional Vice President for Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan for Christian Financial Resources (CFR), a not-for-profit organization with a mission of "Funding Ministry... Changing Lives." CFR has exceeded $435 million in total assets under management, and has more than 5,000 investment accounts. Their projects include land acquisitions, loan refinances, and/or the construction improvement of church buildings, parsonages, schools, and various other facilities. CFR has funded more than 700 ministry projects, resulting in untold numbers of changed lives. CFR is also proud to serve as a Partner Ministry of BGW.