Church Facilities in a Post-COVID World

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Featuring Bill Couchenour, Don Mahoney, and Matt Roberts

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Webinar: Church Facilities in a Post-COVID World

As an architecture firm that works almost exclusively with churches and Christian schools, we would be less than honest if we did not confess to allowing our collective joy to slip away every now and again during the roller coaster ride of 2020. With 129 faith-based projects currently in active design or construction stages, we have walked along this path of uncertainty with many church leaders over the past year, offering our best counsel on how to move forward with sound stewardship.

So what have we learned through these challenging times? While we know that the ways that churches will minister to their communities are changing perhaps in ways that will be permanent, we firmly believe (and we have seen) that faithful followers of God will not pull back on their charge to be ministers of the gospel. The church will prevail.

Coming through this time of uncertainty, we are seeing 2 opportunities emerge for churches to expand or remodel in affordable and financially sustainable ways. Learn about the available opportunities, advantages and key considerations in converting retail and commercial buildings for worship. Also learn about the opportunities to leverage church buildings more effectively 7 days a week through the integration of professionally managed child care centers. Learn 3 key factors in determining whether a for-profit child care center could be a viable business model to pursue on your property.

Featured Guests

Don Mahoney

President & Principal Architect - BGW Architects

Matt Roberts

Lead Pastor of The Genesis Project, Ogden, UT

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Featured Guests

Don Mahoney

Don has one of the most extensive backgrounds in worship and performing arts architecture in the U.S. He has designed prominent facilities all across the country throughout his 37 year career and has been recognized with a number of awards for innovative and creative church design, including multiple WFX Solomon Awards for Best Church Architect, Best Church Design, Best Special Project and Best Digital Church. Don is also a recipient of the Lutheran Church Extension Fund Arts & Architecture Award for Best Liturgical Design.

Don specializes in helping ministries to cast their vision during the very earliest stages of the project through creative master planning and preliminary design concepts. One of his passions and areas of expertise is performing arts design and he has led a number of marquee projects that involve high-level theatrical and performing arts components throughout his career. Don has always emphasized the importance of maintaining a solid design approach in all budget environments by taking advantage of the free tools of architecture such as scale, proportion, texture, color and form. He earned his Masters Degree in Architecture from the University of Utah in 1982 and formerly served as President of the American Institute of Architects for the State of Utah.

Matt Roberts

Matt is the Founder and Lead Pastor of The Genesis Project, a church based in Ogden, Utah that has grown into a multi-site movement in 6 communities across the nation reaching thousands every week. He began his ministry as a youth pastor in the inner cities of Tampa, FL and Portland, OR. In addition to his leadership of The Genesis Project, Matt also serves as a strategic pastor consultant for BGW and specializes in helping church leaders explore the feasibility of financially sustainable options on their property. He has established strategic partnerships with for-profit organizations including childcare providers, real estate developers, fundraising experts, strategic planning organizations and more to support BGW clients in achieving their unique vision.


Bill Couchenour

Bill serves as Director of Learning Communities at Exponential. He primarily serves network and denominational leaders. He also provides strategic and operational oversight of Exponential’s R&D and expanding educational opportunities.

Keri Ladouceur

Keri Ladouceur has built several ministries over the last 14 years including two of Outreach Magazine's fastest growing churches in America.

She also invested a decade in senior leadership at Willow Creek Community Church, most recently building their leadership pipeline after launching over ninety missional communities. She is currently serving as a pastor at Vineyard Christian Church and the founder of New Ground Network. She and her team co-conspire with pastors and ministry teams across the country in Vision Conviction, Strategic Planning, Alignment, Team Health, Leadership Residency and Equipping so that they can pursue new opportunities for Kingdom Impact. Her passion is to see the local church thrive in each unique context and expression, to partner with God in the redemption and restoration of the world.

Keri is married to Marc and they have two incredible kiddos, Leah and Liam.

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“I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one—I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.”
John 17:22-23

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