If your church is considering an expansion project, Partners in Church Consulting, based in Southlake, Texas, is a place to start.
WFM Staff · February 23, 2015
If your church is considering an expansion project, Partners in Church Consulting, based in Southlake, Texas, is the perfect place to start, as the company offers a strategic assessment developed by a team of top-flight builders, architects, and pastors to assist churches in deciding what their real needs are and to effectively predict cost, timelines, and effectiveness.
“Our assessment is a tool that will save your church not only thousands of dollars, but it will also will protect your leadership’s trust and credibility,” says Lamar Slay, the company’s president. “Our business philosophy is to always do what is best for the church. This ranges from church friendly pricing of our services to limiting the number of churches we work with at any one time.”
As part of its services, PCC specializes in four distinct programs.
• Capital Campaigns:
“We design and implement individualized capital campaigns for churches of all sizes,” Slay says. “A unique feature of our campaign services is we include unlimited follow-up visits during the giving period.”
• Pastor and staff coaching:
PCC works with pastors and their staff members in doing on the job training, coaching, and assisting them with vision development and strategic planning.
• Guest Services:
“We assist churches in bringing excellence to their First Impressions teams by helping them develop their policies/procedures, implementing an effective recruitment strategy, and training their volunteers,” Slay says.
• Facility Assessment and Development:
Through a strategic relationship with leading church builder, The Goff Companies, PCC offers churches a unique way of assessing their facility needs and obtaining the facilities they need to implement the vision God has given them.
A campaign takes 6-12 months plus a follow-up period. Strategic planning/coaching is usually 6 months to 2 years and guest services can range from a weekend observation/report to a 4-9 month program development. The strategic assessment is an 8-12 week process.
“Many churches have come to us with plans to build a new facility. After going through our assessment with the Goff Companies, we have convinced them they really don’t need or they are not ready for a building project but can make room for growth by rearranging or repurposing their current facilities,” Slay says. “This often can give the church room for growth for several years while getting them in a better financial position to add additional facilities in the future.”