It’s More Than a Building. It’s Your Vision.

Whether you’re considering remodeling, new construction or an interior refresh, learn how to:

  • Get started — Steps for initiating a building program, from determining your needs to formulating effective building committees
  • Develop a master plan — Guidelines for strategic site and long-range planning for your facilities
  • Communicate through technology — Developing your budget for sound, video, and lighting systems
  • Secure financial resources — Best practices for fundraising and options for financing
  • Choose the best team — Criteria and steps for selecting the right architect, builder, fundraiser and lender for your needs
  • Maximize your investment — Methods of achieving best value in your project design and construction
  • Avoid pitfalls in planning and construction — Examples of common mistakes churches and schools make, and real examples of local projects and what made them successful
  • Take home a valuable workbook — Including handouts from every session

Who should attend?

  • Building Committee Members
  • Finance and Planning Committee Members
  • Pastors
  • Interested Lay People
  • Trustees
  • Church Business Managers
  • Facility Managers

Seminar Topics

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Casting a Vision for a Facility

Initiating a building project is about determining your needs and planning with the future in mind. Casting a vision requires a panoramic view of your ministry, its current position, and its future potential. 

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Generosity Initiatives

Learn how to test your readiness to see if your church is ready for its own fundraising effort. Discover techniques and strategies that will build collaboration and ownership among your people and will increase your chances of success.

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Going to the Bank

If financing is your funding path, you can learn the various lending solutions available to churches, what banks look for in underwriting these financial requests, and what pitfalls  can be avoided through the process. 

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Building it Right

Learn the strategies for good contractor relationships, hear examples of local projects and what made them successful, and discover proven methods of achieving the best value in each step of your building project. 

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“I’ve Been There”

Hear from a facilities and grounds director who knows firsthand what it takes to include your congregation in the building process, to make tough financial decisions, to collaborate with architects and contractors, and all the other details you haven't thought of yet. 




Langer Construction specializes in working with congregations to help them realize their goals and dreams. Established in 1946, the company has completed over 400 church related projects ranging in both size and complexity; including ongoing service work, minor remodeling, major additions, and new buildings to serve Christ. Langer Construction is known in the industry for providing churches with the highest quality and value for their construction dollar, and will do whatever it takes to make your vision a reality.


Station 19 Architects, Inc. has worked with over 600 unique ministries over three decades with the understanding that an innovative (creative) and responsive (appropriate) design comes out of a strong Collaborative Team process. We are dedicated to faith, trust and visioning, striving to help churches maintain a full and balanced ministry. Our philosophy of “problem clarification” allows for flexibility. We believe that service to our clients is a first priority and their long term satisfaction is a close second.

Hal Johnson and Associates

Hal Johnson and Associates offers 40+ years of experience in church communication, strategic planning and fundraising direction, and has guided 254 clients to raise over $277,000,000 for church/school operating revenue, debt retirement, deferred repairs and improvements, endowment, and facility expansion.


Nicole Thompson

Russ Zellmer

Hal Johnson

Mark Thomas


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Faith Covenant Church

12921 Nicollet Ave
Burnsville, MN 55337


From 94

Exit Huron Blvd
At University Ave Turn Left (West)
After One Block Turn Right on Oak Street
Immediately Turn Left into Parking Lot Behind Old Fire Station 19

From 35W

Exit University Ave/4th Street
Turn onto University Ave (One Way Heading East)
Turn Left on Oak Street (Two Way Street)
Immediately Turn Left into Parking Lot Behind Old Fire Station 19
Reserved Parking spaces are available on the North side of the lot, along the wood fence they are labeled 1 – 15.

For further directions

call 952.890.3110

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