Are you short of space for adults or kids? Is your church building realizing its full potential? A balanced and properly functioning church building is like a 3-legged stool. If a leg of the stool is a different length, not equal to the other two, then the stool isn’t balanced and won’t function. The same […]
Located in 11,200 SF in a commercial retail center with 250 seats for adults, JCC had reached a plateau. For several years we diligently chased existing buildings in the immediate area to purchase as the project budget could not afford a newly constructed church building, But God had a different plan. A 12.7 acre undeveloped […]
You’ve probably had your eye on a property to purchase. Perhaps you’ve even talked to a real estate broker about property alternatives. You’re excited! Money In Hand Before your church is ready to lease or to purchase property, you’ll need to have your money in hand. You’ll need to be ready to close. If you […]
You’ve probably had your eye on a property to purchase. Perhaps you’ve even talked to a real estate broker about property alternatives. You’re excited! Before your church is ready to lease or to purchase property, you’ll need to have your money in hand. You’ll need to be ready to close. If you are paying cash, […]
Did you have a teacher, or a coach who shaped you early in life? Where would you be today if this person had not poured into you? Have you traveled to Rome to see the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel or to the Holy Lands? Then you know that you’ll wait for hours in […]
“We can do this church property expansion project ourselves and save money!” We often hear this from pastors. After all, churches routinely assemble volunteers to execute special projects—so why not a commercial real estate initiative? Any do-it-yourself project is possible! Sure, there will be a learning curve. Just keep in mind that this will likely […]
In late 2015, HBCD had a vision to expand to multiple sites around the metro Denver area requiring them to record and share their sermons with other sites. To do this, they would need to upgrade sound system and make acoustical changes in the existing worship center… Read More.
After 11 years of operating in a renovated and expanded YMCA building, the Rock of Southwest Church (now Rock Community Church) had reached maximum capacity of 1,200 weekly attenders. The main worship auditorium (former gymnasium) could only accommodate 390 seats and a second venue in the expanded area, comprising 250 seats, never allowed overall attendance to significantly grow… Read More.
So, you’re looking at expanding your church property to accommodate more people. That’s fantastic! Congratulations! You’ll need to predict how much you can fund-raise, how much debt you can qualify for, and what the total project costs (property acquisition, soft, hard, financing and outfitting) will likely be. Determining all of this won’t be easy. Should […]
For any church facility expansion, the first priority is to investigate the availability of existing buildings that can be purchased. The advantages of renovating an existing building are significant compared to the much higher cost and longer duration of developing from the ground-up. Recently, we were asked by a church in Kansas City to give […]
When you announce your proposed church facility expansion project, all sorts of people will want to get involved. Some will want to perform work and get paid for it, and some may donate services or materials (“in-kind”) with no strings attached. This can be a good thing, but you should beware of some common potential […]
Has your church facility has reached its limit? Perhaps you are out of worship center seating or space in your kid’s area or people are complaining about parking spaces??? So you might need to expand your capacity! Perhaps you can add on to your current facility, or maybe you need to completely relocate. Whatever your […]