Posts Tagged in church construction
- 10 Mar
I am thrilled to share this weeks post with you. It was written by Steve Caton, part of the leadership team at Church Community Builder. Have you ever met someone that you know immediately that they “get it”? Well…that is Steve. He get’s it spiritually…professionally…emotionally and has a real passion for the church. In addition, he is a heck of a lot of fun to hang with.
This guest blog by Steve is a real life story that I am sure is far too often the case and not the exception.
- 3 Mar
This year I have committed to read through the Bible. I am using the YOU VERSION app from Life Church on my tablet (android tablet that is). I have not missed a day and am embarrassed to admit how much I did not know was in the Bible. Kind of a sad commentary about my diligence in Bible reading.
Well, this week I was reading the chapters in my “plan” which included Numbers chapters 2 and 3. I was clicking away…reading diligently, then I came to Numbers 3: 14-38. I had never seen this before. Take a minute and read this section HERE…I will wait.
- 10 Oct
Originally posted at comperio C3
For the past few years we have seen lots of churches take advantage of the vacancy rates in many of the country’s lagging real estate markets. The exit of Circuit City, Linens ‘n Things and Block Buster, the relocation of Wal-Mart to make way for the SUPER STORE, the downsizing of many car dealerships and the closing of other large retails facilities has left the real estate landscape cluttered with an abundance of empty “big box” spaces.
- 26 Sep
Originally posted on comperio C3
For the better part of the past 2 decades (maybe longer), the term “VISION” has been a popular buzz word in business and our churches. It is not uncommon to pick up a book, blog, seminary outline, magazine and so on and see phrases like:
- - What is your vision?
- - Align your vision
- - Visionary Leader(ship)
- - Cast your vision
- - With out vision, people will perish
- -No vision, no leadership
I did a quick search on Amazon for “Books on Vision”…it reported almost 61,000…and I have read and learned a lot from many of these.
- 18 Sep
Originally posted on Sep 18, 2011 at comperio C3
On September 13, 2011, Pastor Steven Furtick of Elevation Church posted one of the best blogs I have read in quite some time. As many of you know, the “Cool Family” attends Elevation Church and our company serves as the facility consultant for them as well. As a side note…Elevation Church was just listed by Outreach Magazine as the 2nd fastest growing church in America. Very COOL (pun intended) to be a part of this movement of God personally and professionally.
But I digress…
- 10 Sep
Originally posted 9-10-11 at comperio C3
FACILITY POP QUIZ
1. What is the effective life expectancy of the roof(s) at your facility?
2. How many more years will your HVAC systems last and how much will they cost to replace?
3. Do you have any mold, asbestos or other environmental issues?
4. What kind of “First Impression” will your facilities make to a guest?
5. How do your operational costs compare to industry benchmarking?
6. Are your facilities safe?
7. Do your facilities meet code(s)?
- 30 Jul
This past week, my friends at Church Executive ran an article (thanks Ron) that I wrote entitled “The real cost of ownership” (Hey mom…it is on page 26). This blog is based on that article and is a re-post from comperio C3
- 24 Jul
When the new year rolled around, it looked like all bloggers and consultants published their “X trends for this or that“. Well I did not want to be left behind…but wanted to wait so that our list would not get lost in the shuffle. So, here are the 10 trends that I see occurring this year and over the next several years associated with Facility Stewardship and Church Development/Construction. We are now more than 1/2 way through 2012…and these 10 Trends are even more relevant than at the beginning of the year:
- 16 Jul
I was checking my twitter account this last week and saw a tweet referencing The First Church of Atheism. That got my attention and I clicked on the link in the Tweet which took me to their website. As I started to read, the first thing that I thought was REALLY. As I read further, I said REALLY!!!!! WOW…I had no idea. Makes me stop and scratch my head.
- 26 Feb
Hello RSS and other subscribers to COOL CONVERSATIONS….I want to thank you for all the follows and input…it has been great.
I have just posted a new blog at comperio C3 that will explain some changes in our business model…which are all VERY exciting
Given these changes, I will be blogging from C3 versations effective immediately…so check it out and join the conversations…..