2019 Workshop

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, real examples of local projects, and what made them successful
  • Take home a valuable workbook — Including handouts from every session

Who should attend?

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


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. 

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.

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. 

Worship and Technology

Communicating a timeless message through modern means can be challenging, and convincing a church board to invest in it can be even more so. Learn how your budget should be developed for the technology piece of your building.

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. 

“I’ve Been There”

Hear from a Building Committee Chair 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.

Brought to You By


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.



Faith Covenant Church
12921 Nicollet Ave
Burnsville, MN 55337

Date & Time:

May 9th, 2019
8:30 am - 1:00 pm


$25 for each additional attendee

*Includes lunch from Jimmy John’s

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