November 14, 2019
8:30AM - 1:30PM
 


Celebration Church
5501 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23225

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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!

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


Hear from the experts

Join with experienced church architects, contractors, developers, funding experts & pastors!

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?

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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. 

breakout sessions & lunch

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!  

BREAKOUT #1:

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%. 

BREAKOUT #2:

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.

BREAKOUT #3:

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


"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"
Justin
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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MEET THE SPEAKERS

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.

Bob Semmel

Senior Vice President, C.W. Brinkley Construction

For nearly 40 years, Bob has been working with ministries of all faiths in Eastern Virginia to develop and execute a building program that meets their spiritual and monetary goals. In addition to his passion for working with churches and Christian schools, Bob brings incredible estimating skills to the team, as he produces accurate budgets during the earliest stages of project development. He is a trustworthy partner through the completion of each project, closely supervising the construction process in order to ensure a timely grand opening. As the exclusive BGW Builder for Central and Southern Virginia, the C.W. Brinkley team has a unique understanding of faith-based projects and a heart for helping ministries be the best possible stewards of God’s resources. ​

Derek Bartlett

Director, Mission-Based Sustainable Solutions

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.


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

Questions?
Contact our seminar registrar, Donna Cullen, at 800-752-7910 or dcullen@bgwservices.com