May 1, 2019
9:00am - 1:30pm
Canton / Akron, OH
includes lunch & breakout sessions
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.
Eric Bahme - 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.
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
Bring your team and discuss your ministry vision with the experts