I have known Kurt Werth for several years as he was a member of the Stewardship and Finance Committee of Spring Branch while I was their Executive Pastor a few years ago. I am now the Executive Pastor of another church in Virginia Beach that is in the middle of a building project. Two years ago, our church approached Kurt to request advice on our building program. As the CFO of Church Development Services (CDS), Kurt suggested that CDS conduct a feasibility study to determ
Pastor Arcand of Lighthouse Baptist Church shares some of his thoughts about about the church's 'GO FORWARD' campaign, and introduces us to CDS' Project Manager, Doug Techanchuk, and CDS' CEO, Glen Trematore. The church purchased approximately 10,000 SF of space in Severna Park, MD, and CDS is renovating it into a sanctuary with approximately 160 seats, bathrooms, office space, and classrooms.
Are you looking for sample floor plans ... something that will lend vision to your church's dream, perhaps? Please feel free to visit us at our Church Plan Source website to view some samples of our variety of floor plans.
Riverside Church of Christ Riverside Church of Christ Original Rendering Completed Church “I would like to personally thank you all for the dedication and efforts that you have put in to get us over the hump and moving forward. We placed some really challenging demands on you, and you all came through beautifully. The design of the bui
Are you in need of something to move your church forward in its desire to expand, while preventing common mistakes from occurring? Our Pre-Planning Tool Kit (PPTK) can help. The PPTK contains vital information including general planning guidelines; information on land requirements, city codes, permitting, site preparation and costs; common mistakes to avoid; financial worksheets; and floor plans, elevations, and 3D color renderings – just to name a few. Just about every chur
Church Development Services (CDS) provides on-site consulting visits to churches that are in need of assistance. Our goal is to help churches avoid common and costly mistakes and assist them in planning well … in order to build well! CDS will meet with the Senior Pastor and tour the current facilities. CDS will also tour any land or other properties the church is considering to purchase. After seeing all of the current and potential property, CDS will meet with the leader
Will help you avoid Emotional, Spiritual and Financial Pain...as well as… - Increased Risk - Increased Cost - Increased Stress - Increased Time to Complete - Hurt Feelings - Involuntary Church Planting (i.e. splits) Ignorance is only bliss at the beginning of the building process, becoming much more painful and expensive as the project progresses. Bad perceptions or assumptions can hinder a church building program – so just remember… - It takes longer than you think - It’s h
A Feasibility Assessment is a proven way for your church to seek wise counsel prior to building. It will help equip your church leaders for your building program by rendering an experienced, qualified opinion on the overall project feasibility, achievability of the church’s plans, and its financial ability to build - before the church commits itself to the expensive steps of final design or construction. A Feasibility Assessment generally consists of: } Review of informatio