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Tuesday
Mar262019

Spring Newsletter: Why? God’s Sufficiency when He Allows a Tragedy

Normally, posts and newsletters focus on Facility Stewardship issues. However, sometimes tragic events occur that cause all of us to pause and reflect. March, 2019 is the 30th anniversary of my first funeral as a youth pastor in my mid-20’s. As I reflect back, it seemed appropriate to dedicate the theme of the Spring, 2019 newsletter to the sufficiency of God’s grace during a tragedy.

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Times Union, Warsaw, IN. Afternoon Edition, March 10, 1989

Tuesday
Sep112018

Fall Newsletter: Project Delivery Methods

I agree with Larry that Pastor Jim has an agenda on his mind and it looks like he is considering a building project. Hopefully he has brought a copy of the Fall, 2018 Facility Stewardship Newsletter which will help them understand Project Delivery Methods and set the right trajectory for a successful project. But, even if he forgot his copy, you can access your copy here. Or, you can also check out other newsletter themes here.

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Cartoon copyright 2013, Dennis Fletcher and Christianity Today. Used by Permission.

Tuesday
May152018

Spring Newsletter: Merging Churches

Merging churches has become a trendy development in the evangelical community. In past generations, churches spent more energy dividing and focusing on points of separation—thus all our denominations and subsets. Today, a variety of issues are leading churches to consider merger options. The Spring, 2018 Facility Ministry Newsletter addresses Merging Churches, as I share about an amazing adventure for Zion Bible Church and NorthBridge Church.

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Thursday
Sep212017

Fall Newsletter: Nursery Blind Spots

We all miss things. But when we miss things that are right in front of us, we reveal a blind spot. And when we have blind spots with our church nursery… well… that can hinder our ministry. So, “Nursery Blind Spots,” is the theme for the Fall, 2017 Facility Ministry Newsletter.

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Thursday
May252017

Hey! You're Sittin' in my Pew!

“Hey, You’re Sittin’ in my Pew!” That could be the caption for the cartoon, but it’s also the theme for the Spring, 2017 Facility Ministry Newsletter. Church seating can be an emotional subject, but I think we can have rational discussions on the subject.

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Wednesday
Jan042017

Fall Newsletter: Facility Stewardship Today

We do not grieve like those who have no hope… I read those words from 1 Thessalonians 4:13 at the graveside of my mother’s recent funeral. Our grief is different because her faith alone in Christ alone gives us assurance of her salvation and presence with Christ… And being reunited with my dad who preceded her to glory ten years ago. So my grief is mixed with peace.

However, I’m also behind in many tasks—like the posting of the Fall, 2016 newsletter about Facility Stewardship. This edition is about Contractor Bridges as we build bridges with those who are building our buildings.

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Saturday
Jun042016

Spring Newsletter: Facility Stewardship Today

The dirt has been flying as NorthBridge Church is Under Construction. That is the theme for the spring edition of the Facility Stewardship Today newsletter.

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Thursday
Nov122015

Fall Newsletter: Facility Stewardship Today

Let’s get started on our project with a Ground Breaking. That is the theme for the fall edition of the Facility Stewardship Today newsletter.

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Thursday
Jun182015

Spring Newsletter: Facility Stewardship Today

Yes, it’s June, but technically it is still spring. Therefore, there is still time for the spring edition of the Facility Stewardship Today newsletter. The theme for this issue is, “Church Building Team Members” and includes information from the recent Worship Facilities Conference where I taught.

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Tuesday
May262015

5 Reasons to Add a Dragon to Your Building Team

The recipe for a successful building project starts with the right people on your building team—that includes outside consultants you may hire, but also the church committee(s) that will represent your church with those consultants.

In a recent article I wrote for Worship Facilities, I explain why you may want to include a dragon on your building team. That subject—and others—will be part of my workshop titled: “Creating Your Building Team then Selecting a Delivery Method.” I hope you can join me at WFX—Reach, on May 28 in Naperville, IL!