Archive for the ‘Building Design’ Category

building-design Article
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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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
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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brand-identity Article
January 10, 2007

Post-Holiday Linkfest

My post-holiday recovery never quite happened, thanks to the fact that my family is trying to sell our house. So I’ve got a pile of links I haven’t had time ...

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May 23, 2006

Poddy Talk

Earlier this month, a colleague and I toured the facilities of a church in Los Angeles County. The church property was tucked away in a residential area, had decent parking, ...

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building-design Article
March 14, 2006

The History of the Church Pew

Vintage Faith Church in Santa Cruz, Calif. just moved to a new building and they have a peculiar problem: Pews. Vintage Faith is an emergent church where pews and a ...

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building-design Article
February 23, 2006

Church Sells Out to DaVinci

In other DaVinci Code news, there’s the story of the Winchester Cathedral selling out. First the cathedral opened its doors to the film-makers for almost $35,000 after Westminster Abbey refused. ...

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building-design Article
February 7, 2006

Cup Holders in Church

It seems like everybody likes to rag on mega-churches, but I don’t always get it. Often they’re just making smart decisions. Take Eagle Brook, the largest church in Minnesota with ...

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building-design Article
August 9, 2005

Protesting Church Expansion

And I thought growing churches conflicting with their neighbors would be an isolated deal. Maybe not. On Sunday neighbors were protesting the 4,000-member St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach, Calif. ...

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August 4, 2005

Turning Buildings into Churches

We’re not exactly a church building blog, but I think this article about churches converting old buildings instead of building new ones is pretty cool. The main motivation is that ...

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August 3, 2005

The Neighborhood Church

Growing churches can quickly draw the ire of surrounding neighbors, especially if churches neglect to be good neighbors—something that should be obvious for Christians. Church expansion plans can change the ...

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May 24, 2005

Flowers in the Churchyard

This isn’t strictly church marketing, but I think it eventually gets around to marketing implications. Pat Kahnke, the pastor of St. Paul Fellowship Church in St. Paul, Minn., blogged about ...

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April 7, 2005

Smells Like Church

Among other things, Westwinds Community Church in Jackson, Mich. has a committee that decides what the church should smell like, according to an Audio Collective podcast. That may sound a ...

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building-design Article
January 18, 2005

Sanctuary or Jet Hanger?

Idlewild Baptist Church in Tampa, Fla. is building a new $73-million facility with a sanctuary large enough to hold Air Force One. The new 400,000 square foot building sits on ...

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building-design Article
November 2, 2004

Green Steeples

St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church in New Port Beach, Calif. is finishing a new construction project and trying to get their church classified with the U.S. Green Building Council. “It’s a ...

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