Gary works to fulfill your church's needs and produce Kingdom results for your ministry. As each client and project is unique, the alignment of a set of services, including a team of engineers, constructors and other consultants for your project will be determined on a project-by-project basis as fits your church's needs. Gary orchestrates these strategic partners to provide individualized services. Each of these are trusted experts in their field. Here are some of the ways Gary and his team might be able to help your church with your project:
ON_SITE VISIONCAST WORKSHOP
Gary will come to your church to complete an assessment of your facilities, meet with your leadership team, discuss your needs and budget parameters, provide preliminary designs and present them to your team in a workshop atmosphere that will kick-start your project in the right direction.
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ARTISTIC RENDERINGS AND PROJECT VISUALIZATIONS
As you present your project to the congregation and proceed with communications and fund raising efforts, renderings can be an invaluable way to inform and inspire the people. Gary can provide 2-D and 3-D images to help your team and congregation catch the vision of the project and promote giving early in the design process.
The goal of a master plan is to develop a plan of strategic use of your property and resources to continually address your growth needs in phased development keeping each phase within the financial means of the congregation. Gary's track record of successful multi-phase projects will help your church have confidence that the current project will fit into the context of the future development of your property. The resulting plan is a guide for stewardship of the resources God has entrusted to your church and to make the most of your property's potential.
Gary, his consulting engineers and other strategic partners can provide full architectural and engineering drawings, specifications, and other services for the bidding and permitting of your project, even in the most difficult building environments. This includes visiting the construction site to stand by you through the completion of the project and address any issues that may arise through completion of the project and beyond.
Before beginning the design process, Gary will help you establish the financial parameters for the project. Designing without a budget in mind can be harmful, and Gary will help you establish an overall project target budget based on your assets, capital campaigns, and/or borrowing capacity as part of his services.
Gary often begins the process with extended telephone conversations to give leaders some general advice and to help them determine if he is the right person to help their church. Feel free to request a tele-conference to discuss your project and explore some initial issues over the phone at no cost to you. Send me a message to start the conversation.
Steve Newton, Cornerstone Collaborative Navigator
Gary sometimes teams to provide an expanded scope of services with Steve Newton, Lead Navigator at Cornerstone Collaborative, a non-profit organization that seeks to aid church leaders to engage the congregation in a compelling vision for the future, take steps to maximize stewardship and provide or adapt facilities that effectively support ministry in today's changing culture.
Steve has led numerous seminars, workshops, and conferences for church leaders and architects, and has been the architect of record on numerous projects and consulted with hundreds of churches across the country. Steve contributed to Planning and Building Church Facilities, published by Broadman Press in 1991, and authored Baptist Church Facilities: The Architect's Guide. Steve served as an architect with LifeWay Christian Resources for 25 years and was the project architect for the Southern Baptist Convention headquarters building in Nashville.