MARCH 13, 2019
9:00AM - 1:30PM
Arizona Christian University
400 E Van Buren St
Phoenix, AZ 85004
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.
Principal, Schifferer Built Construction
As the exclusive BGW Builder for the state of Arizona, Dean and his team at Schifferer Built truly believe that God has called them to have a Kingdom impact through their business and through the Ministry of Construction. Schifferer Built is passionate about and committed to supporting ministry clients in delivering the highest level of stewardship and honoring God throughout the expansion or renovation process. Established as a family business in 1961, Dean leads a specialized group of General Contractors from a diverse background to fulfill the unique needs of ministries.
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, a partner company of BGW, 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.
Campus Pastor, Arizona Christian University
Tim has served at Arizona Christian University for nearly 30 years as both faculty and staff member. He was an instructor, Christian Ministries Department Chair and currently is the Campus Pastor. Tim has had the opportunity to travel and minister in 15 different countries and has taken many groups of young people on service projects. He has shared the message of hope in almost every state in America. He has written many articles on youth ministry and leadership training and has been involved in equipping hundreds of youth workers nationally.
Along with writing, teaching, and consulting, Tim continues to be actively involved in local church ministry. With over 30 years of ministry experience, Tim has a passion to make disciples and train leaders to change the world. He and his wife, Dixie, reside in Scottsdale, Arizona. They have two children, three grandchildren, and ten international daughters.
Over the past year, Building God's Way and Schifferer Built Construction have been working with the leadership of ACU on a bold plan to relocate from their current location to a new campus in Glendale, AZ, the former home of Thunderbird School of Global Management, increasing their campus size from about 20 acres to nearly 69 acres and from 150,000 square feet of buildings to nearly 500,000. Check out the vision for the new campus below.
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