Category Archives: Pre-Planning

Recognizing a Vision

When we first met CDS, our church was meeting in a hotel conference room with the hope that one day we would be able to build a permanent church home.  Fast forward seven years, and we are in our own …

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Leadership and Skill in Finance

Kurt Werth is the Chief Financial Officer of Church Development Services.  He and his family have been members of my church for over ten years.  He was appointed to be a member of our Stewardship/ Finance and Compensation Committees shortly …

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Financial Management Expertise

As an elder at Spring Branch Community Church, I appreciate all the work that Kurt Werth puts in as the Chairman of the Finance Committee.  I am a partner/owner of a medium-sized construction company (concrete) and I understand operations and …

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Financial Procedures & Processes

I have known Kurt Werth since 2008 when he was a member of the Stewardship and Finance Committee at a church while I was their Executive Pastor.  While I am now the Executive Pastor of another church in Virginia Beach, …

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Understanding & Evaluating Church Loans

Kurt and I serve together on the Executive Board of Young Life Capernaum – Hampton Roads.  YLC-HR is an organization that brings the love of Jesus Christ to middle school and high school children with mental and physical disabilities.  I …

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Feasibility Study Was Very Valuable

CDS helped Grace Bible Church with a feasibility study, which was very valuable. Although we are a fairly large church (about 1,000 total attendees at Sunday services), we have been in a storefront, and had never undertaken a building project. …

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Honest and Caring Assessment

AMI Church Consulting Services [now CDS] gave us an honest assessment of what our church needed, and could actually afford to build. This was the crucial foundation for our building program. I was also impressed with the follow up calls …

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Inspiring Vision

It was your inspiration and vision that helped us reach beyond the limited scope of our original building plans to see a larger picture of what our needs were and what the Lord could accomplish through the generosity of His …

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