The reality of taking on constructing a new building is that it can create difficult situations within your congregation. Parishioners may not agree with the way a project is handled or they may feel left out of the loop when it comes to the planning. While it is important to establish a building committee that is dedicated to making decisions about the church plans and designs and the project as a whole, it is essential to keep your congregation informed, even providing status updates. Major decisions regarding church designs and other aspects of the project can be made between the building committee, contractors and others directly involved, but the construction of your building is dependent on your congregation. Keeping them aware of the progress, status and general outlook of the work is a step in the right direction.
Thoughts about constructing a new building to worship in start long before plans are even drawn. In most cases, presenting a proposal to build comes with much thought, preparation and prayer. Church designs may be considered, but most of all, it is determining whether or not building is the right move for your congregation. Church builders and leaders may discuss the probability of a building program and weigh pros and cons, deliberating for months, possibly even years, before presenting a plan to the congregation as a whole.
Wardergroup respects the time it takes to make this weighty decision. We are available to answer any questions or provide words of wisdom before church plans and designs are even developed. We will act as your partner during this process, offering a guiding hand along the way.