i3 WEBINAR SERIES
The 2020 series focuses on the latest topics in church building, including how to fund your projects, current trends in church designs and how to develop a clear vision for your church. Other webinars explore ideas for creating effective children’s spaces and how to save money during church construction.
The webinars are live, free and interactive, and they can be viewed right from your computer.
Current Trends in Church Design
Church design in the U.S. has changed significantly in recent years, and it is continuing to shift in response to macro and micro-trends across the nation. In this i3 webinar, we will discuss these factors and their current effect on our design of church facilities. Some trends, influenced by technology, are wholly new; some trends, influenced by economic and other factors, are leading to a return to a simpler time in church life. We will also highlight several projects from our own experience that detail these latest trends in church design.
How to Fund Your Project in Today’s Economy
Want to know if you can fund the church building project you’re dreaming of? Even though today’s economy can seem like a nightmare, churches are successfully building new facilities or renovating existing spaces. All it takes is a little creativity! In this i3 webinar, you’ll learn the specific methods that churches use to raise money, including little-known, outside-the-box, forward-thinking approaches. We’ll also provide you with tools for projecting a realistic budget so you know what your church can afford. Even if you’re not ready to start the building process, this webinar will teach you the most important steps to take now so that you’ll be prepared to build in the future!
How to Transform the Building You Have into the Building You Need
Your ministry is geared toward today’s world, but is your building? Frequently, church leaders find themselves trying to function in buildings that were designed for a vastly different age and approach to ministry. If that sounds familiar, then you’re painfully aware of the obstacles created by your building that get in the way of effective ministry. If you want your church to become not just the home people have, but the home people need, join us for this i3 webinar. We’ll examine the obstacles faced by real churches and witness how their buildings were transformed, providing their ministries with more opportunities than they ever thought possible.
Security Design for Today’s Church Building
In today’s world security can be a concern no matter where we are going. This includes school, work, travel, entertainment places, and even going to our church to worship. How can church design help protect from the various threats that exist today? In this i3 webinar, we will look at what building codes already require, the levels of security that can be designed into your church, and the questions you need to ask yourself when developing your church’s plan for security.
Steps to a Successful Church Interior Design Project
If you’re considering a new building project or renovation of your existing space, have you started to think about the interior finishes? Where do you even begin to figure colors and patterns? What type of flooring should you use in your lobby? Who should you include in the process? Completing a successful church building project depends on good planning and making the right decisions from the beginning. If you’re overwhelmed and don’t know where to start—this i3 webinar is for you! We’ll break down the interior design process to help make your project successful. And the first step may not be what you think!
Developing a Clear Vision for Your Church
What’s the most important tool in building a church? It’s not hammer and nail. It’s your God-inspired vision. Do you have a clear vision for your church and your congregation? Here’s the good news: if you understand that your church has a facility need, you’ve already accomplished the first step in developing this vision. In this i3 webinar, we’ll teach you how to create the vision it will take to guide you and your church. We’ll also discuss how to transform your vision into reality through a dynamic facility that reaches newcomers, grows your community, and builds the Kingdom.
Creating Effective Children’s Spaces
Have you ever heard a new family tell you, “We just drove by your church and our kids said, ‘Let’s go there, mommy!’” How do you even begin to create a facility with that kind of draw? Do you need to build something new, or can you redeem space in your existing building to make a warm and friendly impression on young families and children? Want to start childcare in your building? What does that entail? In this i3 webinar, you’ll learn how you can create an exciting place for kids and families, along with the common pitfalls that you’ll want to avoid.
Principles for a Successful Church Building Project
There’s a lot at stake early on in a church building project. Mistakes not only cost money, but they also exact a toll on the relationship between church leadership and the congregation. Learn about the common problems you might encounter during your building project and how to sidestep these pitfalls in this i3 webinar. We’ll discuss the principles at the core of every successful church building project. You’ll learn how to assemble the right leadership team, develop a clear vision, understand your financial potential, make your building functional and more!
Step by Step: New Church Building from Start to Finish
Only someone not pressed for time can begin a long journey without concern for how they are going to get to their destination. Most of us cannot afford the time or the money to take an unplanned trip. Instead, we either look at a map, Google directions or at least put an address into our GPS. This webinar will serve as a map for your church building project. It will help you know which direction to take, where the stops are and what is the best way to arrive at your destination without costing useless time or money. We will chart the path from start to finish so you arrive at your new facility without getting lost. We will even point out the potholes to avoid along the way.