Prior to March of 2020, very few church members had lived through a pandemic. Although some congregations were better equipped than others to adjust to new normals, the effects of lockdowns and social distancing left most churches struggling to adapt. How could the church best continue its commission to “spread the gospel” amid calls to “slow the spread” of COVID-19?
We do have scriptural precedent regarding debt. Churches should be cautious of their debt in much the same way individuals should be cautious of their debt. Although the philosophy of being “debt-free” can result in comfort or stability, it can also result in stagnation or refusal to invest in the future.
Because building a church facility is a relatively uncommon experience for the average churchgoer, determining project costs with any accuracy can be challenging. With so many differing opinions on what is needed and with multiple paths forward, how can you be sure you are reducing or eliminating unnecessary delays and costs overruns?