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1 Building God s Way MICHIGAN A network of kingdom building services

2 design With nearly 600 ministry-based facility designs throughout the United States, BGW s architecture focuses on your ministry vision, culture and local environment. Each project is founded on a costeffective design with BGW architects and designers that understand the interaction of function, aesthetics, costs, phasing options and ministry every step of the way. Design Philosophy The Building God s Way team measures architectural excellence in three ways. First, the facility must be architecturally relevant, attractive and suited to its surroundings and the ministry culture. Second, the building should be cost-effective to construct with functional spaces that promote Godly stewardship of ministry resources. Third, the facility must be designed to capture the highest level of long-term savings possible for the life of the building. BGW architects are committed to helping ministries make good stewardship decisions based not only on up-front costs, but on the impact each design element will have on the on-going maintenance and operation costs of the facility. (top photo) Founder, Dan Cook (bottom photo) Partner Architect, Don Mahoney Charrette Process BGW launches the preliminary design process with a very unique and intensive 2-3 day on-site meeting where the vision of the ministry is captured and translated into preliminary site plans, floor plans, seating diagrams, sketches and renderings. This dynamic Charrette process is highly collaborative and allows for amplified creativity and the free flow of ideas from key ministry leaders of the church. Through this process, BGW design teams are able to make rapid progress and actually complete 75-90% of the preliminary design during this 2-3 day period. I was skeptical about the amount of design work we could accomplish in a 3-day period, because it had taken us more than a year to get through the preliminary design stage for a church that I previously pastored. But as we went through the process and shared our vision with the BGW architects, a building started taking shape that really met the needs for the ministry that God has given us. Pastor Bill Haynes Grace Baptist Church KY BGW Studios High quality video and visual effects can affect the way people give, act, and even live. People do not merely want to talk about vision or see it on paper they want to visualize and experience it. BGW Studios offers professional video production services to support your organization in sharing its vision with donors, partners and members. This may include vision videos with interviews and footage filmed at your facility, 3-D animated virtual tours of your future facility, or a combination of both. View some of these vision videos at: bgwservices.com (click on BGW STUDIOS tab on the left) For more info, call Scott at x1047 or

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4 grow Do you have a God-sized vision to impact lives within your community? BGW s MOMENTUM program can help your ministry break through growth barriers, attract younger families and sustain a vibrant and healthy church. MOMENTUM Leads to Growth Through the MOMENTUM Program, BGW pastor consultants have come alongside churches and other non-profits nationwide and guided them through a proven process to become stronger and healthier in attendance, finances, and infrastructure. Regardless of whether your church is declining in attendance, stagnant in growth, or experiencing growth but lacking the necessary infrastructure, BGW MOMENTUM can help. Positioning Your Church (PYC) As the signature growth coaching solution for the MOMENTUM program, Positioning Your Church is available at a fraction of the cost of other consulting resources. Based on the strategies laid out in his book by the same title, Pastor Terry Bates and his team of pastor consultants have a remarkable history of growing and planting churches and bring the experience, skills, humility and inspired passion to help others. (top photo) Pastor Terry Bates (bottom photo) Pastor Consultant Michael Goldsmith Since we began the PYC process with Terry Bates, our attendance has doubled and we have tracked a significant increase in our Sunday morning worship experience. During this time, our total annual giving has increased by at least 25% and we are on track this year to set an all-time high for annual income! Praise the Lord. Pastor Donnie Knight Freedom Assembly Shawnee, OK PYC is a valuable resource for every church. We have seen a dramatic increase in our attendance, and our tithes are at the highest they have been in over ten years, with up to a 100% plus increase. Sr. Pastor Keith L. Huffman Th.D. Flowing Wells Baptist Church AZ PYC Ministry Action Plan Based on an initial assessment of your church, a focus and priority for consulting is developed that focuses on 10 key areas, including church vision, pastor, staff, congregation, community, ministries, facilities, volunteers, finances and church calendar. BGW pastor consultants then develop a strategic Ministry Action Plan (MAP) to position your church for the future in these critical areas. Approaching a capital campaign or a building program? The in-depth BGW Vision Assessment will measure the overall potential for raising the necessary funds and/or successfully completing a building project based on a scoring system that evaluates survey data from four categories, including demographics, perceptions and attitudes, church health and feasibility/readiness. For more info, call Donna at or

5 Fund Nothing compares to having a ministry dream! The dream inspires and motivates pastors and congregations to believe God can do great things and to make the personal commitment needed to see their dream become a reality. Churches nationwide have used a remarkable program offered through BGW / Forward in Faith, called MOMENTUM to make those dreams a reality. MOMENTUM Leads to Successful Fundraising Through the MOMENTUM program, BGW pastor consultants coach and train church leaders through proven strategies to create the momentum necessary to allow their ministries to effectively raise funds to retire debt, expand outreach, renovate facilities or begin a building project. The MOMENTUM program was designed by pastors for pastors and is available to Christian churches nationwide, regardless of size or denomination. Hearing from God: A Refreshing Approach As the signature capital stewardship solution within the MOMENTUM program, The Hearing from God strategy is a fresh alternative to the typical high-pressure techniques prevalent in stewardship campaigns today. Hearing from God is based on cultivating spiritual sensitivity within each individual church member as they prayerfully seek and listen for God s direction and then respond to the vision that God has given them for the specific project or mission. Costs for a MOMENTUM campaign are far below the national average of other capital stewardship consultants. On average, BGW Forward in Faith clients have effectively raised between 1-3 times their annual church income (over and above their regular church support) utilizing the Hearing from God process. Our first campaign with BGW was a great success, bringing in 1.25 times the General Fund Budget and 105% of pledges during the economic crisis of Our second campaign is off to a great start. We ve enjoyed not having the typical high-pressure, and would recommend BGW/FIF without reservation. Pastor Marc Sundstrum Highland Park Community Church WY BGW Financial Beginning with the comprehensive and free Funding Solutions Analysis (FSA), BGW Financial consultants work with ministries to develop a funding master plan essentially charting the course to reach the vision of the ministry. The FSA covers the entire spectrum of ministry funding needs, including fundraising forecasts, the availability of conventional loans and even the potential for member bond financing. BGW Financial has worked with clients who have needed funds to retire debt, refinance current mortgages, secure loans for ministry expansion or understand financing options for a building program. BGW Financial was able to provide a level of financing that we didn t think was possible. They were instrumental in creating the structure that was needed to finance the construction of our new church facility. Pastor Mitch Klien Cedarhome Baptist Church WA For more info, call Donna at or

6 SUPPLY We saved thousands of dollars when purchasing classroom furniture, lockers, and various types of equipment for our school. The prices were affordable, the service was professional and the recommendations, based on their product knowledge, were helpful. Dr. John McCormick, Administrator Hidden Treasure Christian School SC Factory Direct Pricing Building God s Way has negotiated factory-direct pricing with leading manufacturers who have a heart to support Christian ministry, eliminating at least one layer of mark up, sometimes more. BGW Supply passes on below-market prices on construction materials for your upcoming remodel, church renovation, facility expansion or building project. We carefully select products that create life-long savings to benefit a ministry s operational and maintenance costs for years to come, a philosophy we call Green Stewardship. Lower Maintenance & Operating Costs Green Stewardship is a comprehensive approach that addresses sustainability and energy efficiency on every project. It forms the very foundation of the entire BGW design and construction process. Over the years, we have found that it can be very difficult for most churches and other non-profits to justify the high up-front expense of many green building alternatives when spending donations from sacrificial givers. These products and methods must show proven economic returns through reduced operating expenses and/or decreased maintenance and replacement costs the essence of green stewardship. Leading Manufacturers BGW has developed strategic partnerships with manufacturers that provide the most innovative materials and products in their industry. Because of our national buying power and the willingness of these partners to support Christian ministries, BGW has been able to negotiate discounted rates with manufacturers that are available exclusively to BGW clients. Key product categories include: Building Materials Steel Buildings Heating & Cooling Doors & Windows Flooring Furniture Specialty Rooms: Gymnasiums Education Kitchens Restrooms BGW Tech BGW now has an in-house solution for high-tech, cost-effective audio, video, lighting and broadcast systems and equipment for churches. This new division will help churches enhance their stage presentations and live events through the use of cutting-edge sound and light technology while delivering significant savings and integration to make it an affordable construction option. For more info, call Scott at x1047 or

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