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8 Steps to Making Interior Signs Work For Your Church
No Comments » June 26, 2013

8 Steps to Making Interior Signs Work For Your Church

Interior signage isn't as cool as developing a website or creating video for others, but it can be a vital part of your visitor experience and make their first visit ...

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Church Signs: Tips for Secondary Exterior Signs
No Comments » June 19, 2013

Church Signs: Tips for Secondary Exterior Signs

What do visitors to your church need to know from the moment they turn into the driveway until they step through the front door? Is there special parking? A specific ...

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Church Signs: Tips for Your Primary Exterior Sign
9 Comments » June 12, 2013

Church Signs: Tips for Your Primary Exterior Sign

The sign out front creates a powerful first impression for your church. So what's on your sign?

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The Forgotten Few Minutes Before Church
10 Comments » March 11, 2013

The Forgotten Few Minutes Before Church

What happens when a visitor sits down in your worship space in those few minutes before your service starts? Are you creating an experience that fits your values and brings ...

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Office Hours: Conferences & What’s Exciting
1 Comment » January 23, 2013

Office Hours: Conferences & What’s Exciting

Our own Justin Wise has online office hours and takes your questions. This week he talks about church conferences and three things he's done in the past year that were ...

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Office Hours: Church Signs & Facebook
2 Comments » October 31, 2012

Office Hours: Church Signs & Facebook

Our own Justin Wise has online office hours and takes your questions. This week he talks about effective church signs and examples of churches using Facebook.

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An Environment Worth Sharing
4 Comments » August 9, 2010

An Environment Worth Sharing

How is your church creating a worship environment worth sharing and returning to? Visual worship expert Camron Ware shares his experience with local churches and challenges us to do more.

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building-design Article
14 Comments » October 14, 2009

$5 Million Bridge to Somewhere: Tie it to the Purpose

Church building campaigns can be hard for congregations to swallow. But how about building a $5 million bridge to ease parking congestion for a church? That’s what North Point Community ...

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building-design Article
12 Comments » September 14, 2009

Abercrombie & Church

The September 14 print edition of Fortune magazine had an article (no link) by Beth Kowitt on how mall owners have been thinking “outside of the (big) box” when it ...

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building-design Article
5 Comments » March 1, 2009

A Church Helping The Church

Uprising Church is uprooting itself from its current meeting space at YMCA and moving … to Sunday nights only. Now, honestly I think I’d miss church on Sunday morning and at ...

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building-design Article
1 Comment » January 29, 2009

Friendly Reminder: Check Your Carbon Monoxide Detector

At a church in Atlanta, a dozen people had to be taken to the hospital recently due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Now surely, no one meant for this to happen. But ...

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building-design Article
1 Comment » October 31, 2008

Building Momentum for Building a Church

If you’ve ever been in the midst of a building campaign for your church, you know that raising money for it sucks about 83% of the time. You have to ...

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building-design Article
25 Comments » October 11, 2007

Moving Church Outside

Well, we’ve discussed whether church buildings suck before. We’ve talked about whether you put a little money or a lot of money into a building. Here’s a new one: Don’t ...

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building-design Article
24 Comments » June 19, 2007

Where Should A New Church Meet?

We’ve talked here on CMS before about church buildings. Recently Drew Goodmanson referenced an article by Dr. Ed Stetzer called “Where Should A New Church Meet?”…

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building-design Article
43 Comments » May 16, 2007

Church Building Sucks

Here’s a post with no answer. I was browsing through a list posted by Andy at Think Christian, and he linked to Neatorama’s post, 10 Divinely Designed Churches. This stirred ...

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