Free Seminar Video Series for Church Leaders:


Recorded October 23, 2019 

A strategic discussion about what it means to be an "Embedded Church", covering everything from mission and vision to facilities and finances!


No matter what stage of growth your ministry is in, this seminar video series has something for everyone! Learn how to develop your "strategic blueprint" for the future, utilizing a comprehensive and intentional strategy that takes stock of where you've been and looks through eyes of faith into the future. 

Becoming an "Embedded Church" in your Community

Community doesn't just happen by accident.  We must break ground and create 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". Presenter Matt Roberts, Senior Pastor of The Genesis Project Church and CEO of The Genesis Fund National Church Planting Network, discusses what it means for a church to become truly embedded in its community. Pastor Matt challenges ministries to ask the question, "If our church closed its doors today, would the community notice?" 

Building a "Community-First" Church Facility


In order for churches to thrive in the 21st century, we believe they must be willing to put their community first. Learn 4 key design principles to consider for your new or existing facility that will help bring people to your campus who may not be looking for Jesus, but who might later realize that Jesus is looking for them.

Presenter Don Mahoney 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 at Building God's Way that has designed more than 850 ministry projects 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. 


The Story of The Genesis Project

The Genesis Project is a church that was launched in Ogden, Utah and has grown to a multi-site movement in 6 cities across the nation reaching thousands every week. With a mission to plant churches in the darkest places, they've seen God do amazing things with seemingly hopeless lives and have become a model for "embedded" ministry.  

8 Steps toward an Embedded Church Identity

Is your church filling a need in your community that would be greatly missed if you were not there? Pastor Matt Roberts shares 8 keys from his new book "The God of New Beginnings" that can help you create a culture that is focused on becoming a more integral part of the community. 

Creating Economic Engines that Fund Missional Movements

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 financial sustainability look like in your context. Learn how to uncover the highest and best use of your property to become better stewards of all that God has given you.


Next Steps for Responsible, God Honoring Church Growth

Bill Shalkowski,  Sr. VP of Construction Management at The Solomon Foundation, shares some keys to responsible and God-honoring growth, including facility expansion, remodel, repurpose and more. A strategic partner of BGW, Bill and his team at The Solomon Foundation have been involved in the financing of hundreds of church construction projects and can offer great expertise and direction. Their highly experienced staff assists ministry leaders from start to finish and their services include participation in the design process, budgeting, architect and general contractor selection, construction and closeout.