Church Building & Remodel Seminar Luncheon


March 13, 2019
9:00am - 1:30pm


Arizona Christian University

400 E Van Buren St

Phoenix, AZ 85004 

includes lunch & breakout sessions

Meet the Speakers

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 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.

Dean Schifferer 

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.

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. 
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, 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.

HOST & Guest Speaker:  

Len Munsil, President of Arizona Christian University

Under President Munsil's leadership, Arizona Christian University (ACU) has raised its visibility, experienced significant enrollment gains, dramatically increased fundraising, expanded its course offerings and majors and undertaken campus renovations and building projects. He is the author of the book “Transforming Culture With Truth


Over the past year, President Munsil and the leadership team at ACU have been working with Building God's Way and Schifferer Built Construction 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. 


President Musil will share about the vision for the new ACU campus and how new revenue streams will allow ACU to maintain a tuition rate of at least $10,000 per year lower than other private schools. 

We 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

Includes Breakout Sessions
& Lunch

Bring your team and discuss your ministry vision with the experts!





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