Wisconsin ministry teams are invited to attend a half-day seminar on church growth followed by a tour of Lighthouse Church and Christian School’s recently completed renovation of the former InterVarsity Christian Fellowship building on Madison’s west side

At a Glance

Who: Bring your whole team! Pastors, church staff, board and committee members will all benefit from the information shared.

When:  Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. with tour following

Where:  Lighthouse Church and Christian School on Madison’s west side, 6402 Schroeder Rd, Madison, WI 53711

Registration:  Registration starts at $20 per attendee and includes lunch and refreshments! Click here to register. Discounts offered for multiple attendees. Plus, enter code BGW2018 for an additional 25% off!

The seminar is presented by NCI-Roberts Construction, a Madison-based general contractor with a renowned history of church construction, and pastors and leaders in architecture and sustainable ministry from Building God’s Way and Mission Based Sustainable Solutions.

Full Details

More information including preview videos is also available on the national seminar website.

What story does your building tell about the kind of church God has called you to be? We believe that ministries are most effective when they are fully immersed in their community, and that buildings can be an incredible tool for outreach and engagement – not just on Sundays, but 7 days a week!

Learn how strategic planning and design can help move your ministry from the fringes of community to an embedded identity!

Agenda and Overview

Morning Presentations 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Learn more about our seminar presenters

Session 1: 8 Steps Toward an Embedded Tomorrow

As a pastor of a ministry that is living out the embedded church model, Matt Roberts will share how his leadership team has been able to establish a new culture and engage with their community in new and exciting ways through the integration of 7-day-a-week business. This session will challenge you to ask the question, “Is our church moved by and invested in what we believe?”

Session 2: The Keys to Developing an Embedded Church Facility

Your community is your mission field. Does your building reflect a ministry outpost or a religious museum? Let’s reimagine the true purpose of church facilities and explore how they can be designed to be more effective ministry tools that meet the needs of the community 7 days a week. Hear from Architect Don Mahoney and others on the Building God’s Way team, an organization that has designed more than 800 ministry facilities nationwide.

Session 3: Creating a Financially Sustainable Ministry

Discover how churches across the country are successfully integrating financially sustainable business models that can help free them from debt service to have a greater impact on their community and the Kingdom of God.  Hear from experts in church property development, real estate and Biblical entrepreneurship.

Grab your lunch and choose from 3 breakout sessions for more detailed discussions and Q&A on your area of interest.  Bring your team and “divide and conquer”, or roam between multiple breakouts!

Lunch & Breakout Sessions 12:15 – 1:30 p.m.

Church Facility Design & Construction “Building God’s Way vs. Building the World’s Way”

BGW Principal Architect Don Mahoney will share the heart and vision behind the founding of Building God’s Way, a unique program that has revolutionized the way Christian church and school buildings are designed and constructed through nearly 800 ministry projects over the past 20 years.  Learn how to reduce the cost of your next building or remodel project by 20-30%.

Church Health & Growth “StratOp: A Strategic System Designed to Help Your Organization Grow”

Most strategic planning processes move as quickly as possible from perceived problem to assumed solution, missing key insights that give unity and competitive advantage. StratOp is different, emphasizing perspective first. When we first understand where we are and how we got here, our plans for the future are built on sharper insight and provide more effective solutions. Powered by the Paterson Process, the StratOp system has helped churches and non-profits as well as corporations, professional sports teams, and even governments. If your team needs clarity, alignment, momentum and growth, StratOp is for you.

Church Funding & Financial Sustainability “First Steps – Determining the Feasibility of For-Profit Ventures in your Church”

Learn about feasibility studies that can help your ministry determine whether a financially sustainable business model might be the right path for you based on market demographics, competitive analysis, potential revenue forecasts and, most importantly, Kingdom impact.  Also hear about a comprehensive ministry funding solution that revolutionizes the traditional capital campaign process while integrating for-profit business models, engaging entrepreneurs within the church, and leveraging the power of planned giving.

Tour 1:30 p.m.

commercial general contractorsLighthouse Church and Christian School completed a 24,000 square foot renovation for its school in 2017, and a multipurpose sanctuary, gym and auditorium space in the summer of 2018, enabling continued community outreach. Senior Pastor Marcio Sierra Jr. and Senior Pastor and Principal Tia Sierra, as well as NCI-Roberts Project Development Manager Lisa Sotis, will offer information about the organization’s growth and recent construction.

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