Over the years, the answer to the question, “What does CDS do?” has gotten a lot more complex! The answer used to be so simple, “We design churches, we do it well, and we do it for about 1/2 the ‘market’ rate!” Today we do all of that and so much more. Today it is the story of about a half-dozen solutions across 4 divisions.
Likewise, finding the proper connecting point for a church client has also gotten more complicated. Like the old saying goes, “When you are a hammer, every problem is a nail.” When you only offer one service, it is pretty easy to tell people how to get started. Today, however, there are a number of ways we might initially engage with your church – it really depends on where your church is in the process. We offer a wide variety of options, but consider our services much like a menu – you get to pick what you need.
Explore & Ask Questions
There is a lot of good information here on our web site, take a look around and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to write and ask! Our contact form has provisions for getting enough background information so that we will be equipped to discuss your building project when we call.
One thing the site probably cannot adequately convey is our servants heart. We have helped hundreds of churches to build their vision, and Lord willing, we will be a blessing to yours as well. We look forward to the opportunity to minister to your church. What you don’t know will hurt you, so we encourage you explore our site to learn more about the process and how we can help.
Know Where You Are
The best map in the world is useless if you do not first know where you are! Your church cannot chart the best course to the most optimum and successful conclusion without clearly and objectively knowing where it is in the building process.
So many times over the years we have encountered churches that were struggling with their building programs, sometimes for years. Often we find this struggle is because they were trying to solve step three without first correctly addressing steps one & two.
God is a God of order and if you do the first things first, you will find the process will flow in a logical manner. Part of what makes us so successful is the process that insures you design what you need and build what you can afford.
Determine Next Steps
For most churches, a building program presents them with three very difficult challenges:
- Figure out the right steps to get from where you are to where you want to be.
- Figure out the right order to execute those steps.
- Do it right the first time – this isn’t an etch-a-sketch that you can shake and start over.
We can help by coming along side the church and supplying the expertise, experience, and process that is missing.