What to Ask Yourself Before a Church Construction Project
Maybe your church membership is outgrowing your facilities or you believe it’s time to breathe new life into your sanctuary. No matter the reason, contemplating church renovations and upgrades is an exciting time for any congregation. It’s easy to get lost in the details: After all, there is never a shortage of improvements one could make to a facility.
It’s important to remember that what seems like a small or quick project can actually affect a lot of people: the ministry, the current congregation and potential new members. Bad planning or a lack of planning can create a strain on everyone involved. Before you contact a builder and dive into a construction project, take some time to ponder what you imagine for your church. Here are some questions you can ask yourself to help shape your vision:
- Who are we as a church now and where do we see ourselves in 5 to 10 years?
- Is our membership growing? If so, by how much or how steadily?
- Why do we want to renovate or build? Do we believe new facilities will increase membership? Do we believe our congregation will get more involved due to the expansion?
- What kind of an impact do we want to have on the community we serve?
- How many members do we want to be able to meet at one time (whether for a special or regularly occurring event)?
If you don’t have answers to all of these questions, don’t worry! We’ve worked with many churches in our community and can guide you through this often-overwhelming process. Together, we can evaluate your answers and motivations for the renovation and arrive at a plan that will suit both your needs, budget and timeline.
Meanwhile, if you are in need of inspiration, check out these featured church construction projects on our website: