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Church Building Program Resources

General Resources
Ministry Plans Determine Building Plans
Space Study
Working with Architects & Contractors
Master Site Plan
Capital Campaigns
Specific Spaces
Other Helpful Resources

General Resources for Building Programs

Church Architecture, LifeWay
Foreman, Seeley, & Fountain Architecture (articles)
Book: Building Momentum: Leading Your Church to Plan and Build Effective Facilities for Ministry by Gary Nicholson
Book: Planning & Building Church Facilities by Gwenn E. McCormick (has chapter on relocation)

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Ministry Plans Should Determine Building Plans

BSP: Srategic Planning Section
BP: Formerly Unchurched' Insights

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Space Study / Guidelines for Space

Excel Spreadsheets to Help You Evaluate the Quantity of Your Space
Complete the parts labeled in blue. The spreadsheet will do the rest. This is only a tool to assist you based on general rules of thumb. You will have to take into consideration any special circumstances you may have in light of LifeWay's Rules of Thumb, shown above.
Spreadsheet: Sunday School Capacities
Spreadsheet: Worship Center Capacity
Don't have Excel? Download OpenOffice. Calc will work with these files & is a free download
Article: What You're Looking for in a Space Study
Article: Balanced Space

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Developing a Master Site Plan

FBC Tallassee Master Site Plan
Master Site Plan, Phase I Presentation
in PowerPoint (right-click to download)
FBC, Tallassee: Phase Two & Revised Master Site Plan

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Capital Campaigns and Financing

Capital Fundraising: Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions
Challenge to Build, Mississippi Baptists
Book: Successful Church Fund-Raising by John Bisagno
LifeWay: Capital Funding Needs in Smaller Churches
Commercial: Building for Life Campaign Kit, Rick Warren

Phase I: Challenge to Build
Challenge to Build Brochure, FBC, Tallassee
First Baptist logo for CTB
Sermon: 6 Principles of Stewardship, pdf
S.S. Lesson: Gifts & Giving, pdf
Newsletter 1 Publisher '02
(right-click to download)
Newsletter 1 in PDF
Newsletter 2 Publisher '02
(right-click to download)
Newsletter 2 in PDF
Newsletter 3 Publisher '02
(right-click to download)
Newsletter 3 in PDF
Newsletter 4 Publisher '02
(right-click to download)
Newsletter 4 in PDF
Newsletter 5 Publisher '02
(right-click to download)
Newsletter 5 in PDF

Phase II: Growing by Faith
Phase Two Materials, FBC, Tallassee
Newsletter 1 (pdf)
Newsletter 2 (pdf)
Newsletter 3 (pdf)
Newsletter 4 (pdf)
Newsletter 5 (pdf)
Newsletter 6 (pdf)
Banquet Program
Growing by Faith: End of First Year Review

Debt Reduction: Capital Campaign Light
Preview Mailout (pdf)
Mailout 1 (pdf)
Mailout 2 (pdf)
Mailout 3 (pdf)
Mailout 4 (pdf)
Mailout 5 (pdf)

Loan Resources
Church Fianance Ministry, NAMB

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Other Helpful Resources

Church Relocation
Studying Church Relocation, A BSP Index

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