Glen's 11-year-old son, Gunnar, was asked to sing the National Anthem in front of the Mayor, the School Board, and others as part of a new $25M elementary school ground breaking ... no rehearsal - cold! Needless to say, Glen is so proud of his boy as are all of us at CDS!
Unrealistic Projection of Income or Inadequate Cash on Hand: This fifth mistake can easily outweigh all the others up to this point. You can have great planning, great drawings, a beautiful and environmentally friendly site, and room for all the cars made in a year. Yet without proper financing, all your plans will lie in a drawer gathering dust. Most churches start by talking about their needs. They should start by talking about their financial health and capabilities. Based
Failure to Plan for Adequate Parking Leave room for growth, if your lot is full, visitors won't stop. Most city zoning codes call for a ratio of 1 car to every 4 seats when it comes to planning parking. However, a more realistic ratio is 1-to-2 or 1-to-2.5. If the sanctuary is a touch crowded but the message is good, folks will return. But, if they can't find a parking spot, you have lost them.
Improper Site Selection Proper site selection is the key. It can make all the difference. Unfortunately, it is much more difficult than it was a decade or so ago. Gone are the days when you could just go out, buy a chunk of land and build a church on it. Now there are numerous environmental and zoning issues to deal with. We can’t stress enough the importance of the completion of an Environmental Study before bidding on property. It is the best insurance you can buy. It's com