Why Use Church Development Services?
You Mean Besides Saving Money, Time, and Stress???
We Can Help in So Many Ways
We offer one relationship that will meet any or all of a church’s needs – from planning through design, fundraising, financing, and construction!
We supply what the church may be lacking – the missing ingredients that will help your church become the vision that God has for it.
We will help you navigate the maze of development in a manner that will save time, money and effort while producing a better result!
We Are Different
We are different in our ministry focus, and we offer a much broader range of services than architectural or construction firms. Church building is our ministry and we make it our business to assure churches invest their resources wisely. We put honoring God, ministering to the church, and helping your church become more effective in winning souls as our priorities.
It’s About the Process
We do our work as unto the Lord. Every step of our process is designed to maximize the benefit to the church. We add value in each step of the process, and those values multiply with every service we provide.
This synergy provides a complete solution with total benefits that are greater than the sum of the parts.
We Save You Money
The cost of our plans can save up to 50% of new plans designed by a traditional architect. Our construction methodology provides financial transparency and control to the church and is designed to pass savings to the church. Our process will help assure the best and highest use of the church’s financial resources. We help the church find financing at favorable terms and rates.
We Save You Time
Our plans are ready to be implemented in weeks, not months. Because there are existing designs waiting only your modifications and revisions, your Church can be finished in less time.
The synergy of having consulting, design, finance and construction under one roof saves the church a great deal of time and stress. This in contrast to having four or more separate relationships.
We Help You Avoid Mistakes
In our experience, we have found that a large majority of plans “sealed” by a licensed architect never get built!! This waste of time and money breaks our heart. Church building programs are typically run by staff who are not equipped either by training or experience in this process. Inexperience leads to gaps in knowledge which will cost the church time and money. Commercial construction is complicated and expensive. It does not take much of a mistake to cost the church tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Why Many Church Building Plans Don’t Get Built
A primary reason many church plans are never constructed is because a proper development process specific to churches is not followed. Church pastors and leaders are great at vision casting and creating excitement around a vision. This vision is then taken to a design firm, with not enough attention paid to cost or the church’s financial ability. Millions of dollars are spent each year by churches on plans that never get built! This is because cost effective design, where function has equal parity with form, is not properly prioritized. CDS avoids the inherent conflict of interest as we work from a fixed fee based on square footage.
For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first
and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it. Luke 14:28
We first listen to the church leadership to understand the vision, the ministry and the community programs in which the church wants to be involved. We review the stewardship/resource history and future growth plans. We review the attendance records, local demographics, and local construction costs to insure your plans meet ministry needs as well as the church’s financial ability. WE WILL NOT KNOWINGLY ENGAGE in a design project if we do not feel the church can afford to complete the project.
In most cases, the prices of our construction drawings are less than HALF the cost of custom plans. What’s more, we know our plans are cost effective and can be built as drawn because 1) we are a construction company and 2) we have provided plans for hundreds of successfully completed projects.
Church Development Services combines our love for Christ, and our love for serving in the body of Christ, reulsting in a track record of execution with excellance.
We save the Church time. We save the Church money. We honor God.