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MAKING THE RIGHT FIRST IMPRESSION - WITH BUILDING DESIGN
Church Executive Magazine November 2010

We are all aware of how important first impressions are when it comes to personal relationships. But what about first impressions of a physical facility related specifically to church architecture? [ Full Article ]



ASK THE PRO COLUMN: CHURCH ARCHITECTURE
Religious Product News July 2010

Though the process of designing and building a new church can be rewarding for both the pastor and the congregation, it can be very challenging, as well. The following are five of the most commonly asked questions by church leaders. [ Full Article ]



CHURCH CONSTRUCTION: IS IT YOUR TIME TO BUILD?
Religious Product News April 2010

I will never forget the time, approximately 20 years ago, when I was praying regarding my architectural firm. I began to sense in my heart that God had something special for us to do. As I prayed regarding our mission, a desire began to grow inside of me for serving the local church. [ Full Article ]



IT'S MORE THAN OUR JOB, IT'S OUR MISSION
Commercial Building Edge Magazine

"It is more than our job, it is our mission!" Such is the motto of Barnes Design Group, P.C. Architects/Planners, a group of architects bound together by a common purpose. Barnes Design Group (BDG) is a unique architectural firm with a distinctive niche in the marketplace... church master planning, church architectural design and vision casting services. Though the firm continues to design restaurants, shopping centers, office complexes, and other commercial projects, the majority of their design work is church related. [ Download This Article as a PDF file Download Full Article ]



BIBLICAL STEWARDSHIP IN BUILDING
Religious Product News August 2009

"Suppose one of you wants to build a church. Will you not really sit down first with an architect and examine the costs to see if you have the finances to complete it? For if your church decides to lay the foundation and begin construction and you cannot finish it, the community will ridicule you saying, 'This church began to build but was not able to finish.' " [ Full Article ]



BUILDING BY BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES
Religious Product News April 2008 Issue

A church building project is seldom easy. The journey can be trying, and the path can be full of sharp turns, detours, and potholes. There are budget constraints, building code issues, municipal requirements, city ordinances, design difficulties, many delays, and numerous other difficulties. Often, these challenges focus the church, as well as the design professional, on the "bricks and mortar" issues of a building campaign. However, I believe that any church building process is much more than just "bricks and mortar." If we are not careful, we can miss the spiritual journey upon which God intends us to embark. [ Download This Article as a PDF file Download Full Article ]



PARTNERING THROUGH CONSTRUCTION: A NEW APPROACH
Religious Product News April 2009 Issue

Many church clients are confused on the process of obtaining an architect and a contractor. They are often wary of the strained relationship between the two throughout the bidding and construction of a typical project. [ Full Article ]



HOW TO BRING YOUR CONGREGATION ALONG IN A BUILDING PROJECT

The success of any building project is based on getting your church to see your needs. Without the ability to bring your congregation along, your building project can never be successful. Everyone must understand that the building project is more than bricks and mortar. It involves seeing the actual ministry needs of your community. [ Full Article ]



CITADEL PANELS HIGHLIGHT MASSIVE CHURCH EXPANSION

Calvary Revival Church, Norfolk, VA, is one of the fastest growing churches on the East Coast. To accommodate its growth, the church recently undertook a massive expansion that allows it to now accommodate more than 10,000 people on a typical Sunday morning. [ Full Article ]