Facility Management

4 Tips to a Successful Church Beautification Project

The church provides the supplies and instructions, while volunteers provide the elbow grease. Here are a few tips for a successful project day.

Deborah Ike  ·  September 28, 2017

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Periodically our church facilities need a bit of sprucing up.  If you walk through your campus and focus on the details, you’re likely to notice weeds in the landscaping, chipped paint, frayed carpet, and other areas for improvement. 

These tasks typically don’t require a considerable budget to fix.  The bigger concern is the labor involved in the process.  One way to address this is by inviting people to volunteer for a church beautification day. 

The church provides the supplies and instructions, while volunteers provide the elbow grease.  Here are a few tips for a successful project day:

Tip #1: Develop a plan

Walk through your campus and document what you need to fix or spruce up.  This list could include:

• Remove weeds
• Add new mulch to flower beds and around trees
• Plant flowers
• Prune bushes and trees
• Repaint the nursery, children’s areas, and various classrooms
• Replace or repair frayed carpet

Determine what supplies you’ll need for each task and if you already have those on-hand or will need to purchase them.  Consider whether you can finish all of the tasks in a single day or will need to finish one before you can start another. 

For example: It might be best to let paint dry in a classroom before replacing the carpet in that same room.

Next, estimate how many volunteers you’ll need for each task and if you need volunteers with specific skillsets.

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Deborah Ike
Deborah Ike (formerly Wipf) is the President & Founder of Velocity Ministry Management; a company dedicated to vision implementation for church leaders. Over the last ten years, Deborah worked in the corporate arena to discover how to leverage business principles for ministry vision. She worked for Deloitte Consulting in their Strategy & Operations group and most recently, for Williams, as a project manager and risk manager. Deborah has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems along with the Project Management Professional (PMP) credential from the Project Management Institute. She’s the author of The Volunteer Management Toolkit (Church Edition) and you can find her articles on sites such as Pastors.com, XPastor.org, WorshipFacilities.com, and via The Church Network.
Contact Deborah Ike: deborah@velocityministrymanagement.com ·  View More by Deborah Ike

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