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By Gary Zandstra · April 24, 2018
Constructing or renovating a worship facility can and should be a joyful time. So, what are the right things to do which will help bring joy - or at least keep the peace - during a building project?

By Gary Zandstra · April 17, 2018
In many ways Churches are very unique buildings and they need to be designed to meet a myriad of functions. Take a fresh look at your building, or an eyes-wide-open view of one that you are planning. Will it inspire or meet at mediocrity?

Gary Zandstra · April 17, 2018
Both form and function need to be equal partners - often at great tension with each other- that need to be brought together harmoniously to create great design.

Gary Zandstra · March 20, 2018
Along the way it has become an idea, that if the big, cool churches are doing something, then everybody feels like they need to copy them and do the same thing.

By Gary Zandstra · February 20, 2018
What does your church smell like? Is it a pleasing aroma? Research shows that a visitor will be able to recall the scent from your service far longer than the look of the building.

Gary Zandstra · January 16, 2018
Five key points are involved when a church is ready to embark on a building program.

By Gary Zandstra · January 09, 2018
In the pursuit of creating a worthy facility, what elements must come together to create a sacred space?

Gary Zandstra · December 20, 2017
Generally, a building project is birthed out of growth that is happening in the ministry. However, that excitement can lead to a desire to rush the process and, perhaps, a failure to take necessary time to ensure these three important things are covered.

By Gary Zandstra · December 04, 2017
Offering those visitors who walk through your doors a great experience really is as easy as 1 - 2 - 3.

Gary Zandstra · November 19, 2017
One of the most difficult tasks for a church is making visitors feel comfortable. Here's what you can do to help visitors - before and after - they enter your doors.

Gary Zandstra · September 18, 2017
Practical guidelines to help you determine when it's really necessary for you to update or renovate your space.

Gary Zandstra · September 14, 2017
The combination of physical elements and the emotions one experiences from their surroundings can shape the the comfort level from beginning to end.

Gary Zandstra · August 29, 2017
Explore motivational strategies in recruiting people who will prove to be creative, engaged and committed.

Gary Zandstra · August 22, 2017
Recently, I've been doing an informal survey on this topic, asking worship leaders for their views on working with techs at their churches.

Gary Zandstra · August 07, 2017
The excitement of embarking on a building project can lead to rushing the process, thus not taking the time to ensure these three important things are covered.