churches are pursuing a wide range of ministries that respond
to the spiritual, physical and mental health of individuals and
families. A church master plan and development framework is essential.
For the church, the need to grow within the realities of economic
and operational constraints and the need to project a vision that
stirs the hearts and minds of its members are paramount. It is
a process that requires creativity, collective energy, teamwork,
sharpened management and organizational skills, faith and the
determination to make things better. To do it right, the church
will have to step out of the box it sometimes inhabits.
are responding by embracing a powerful and broad range of ministries
that serve communities. Successful churches clearly understand
the value of community. It is what they offer. They are reaching
out to the un-churched, addressing issues that affect people's
real lives and offering a wide range of relevant services provided
in a friendly community environment.
In doing so,
churches are building environments that are sometimes secular
and more familiar to people. Such places as malls, specialty stores,
food-courts, themed restaurants, coffee houses, theaters, sports
parks and family centers (to name a few) may provide, not only
expanded ministry opportunities, but suggest special environmental
settings and qualities that may be appropriately transposed into
the fabric and development framework of a church community. In
addition to these built environments, their associated technologies,
operational practices and services suggest ideas and practices
that may be helpful to churches seeking to expand outreach.
is an architecture, master planning and design resource for churches
that aspire to be successful centers of community life. Within
these professional service areas, ChurchWorks hopes to encourage
and facilitate church development as impactful platforms for ministry
and community outreach.
welcomes your inquiry. If you have a questions about a new building,
arrangement of buildings, a site expansion, relocation or want
to create a friendlier and more inviting community environment,
ChurchWorks Architect, David Price, and the ChurchWorks resource
team are ready to serve you.