Many seek monumentality over flexibility, art over adaptability. And when conditions that arise don’t match our model, we’re unable to respond quickly or effectively. And when we build something that keeps us from following the SpirIt’s leading, we’ve built an ...

New ministries sometimes avoid conflict by using ambiguous words with broad appeal. When it comes time to build a home for the organization, this lack of clarity cannot continue. ...

"Perfect" geometries lend visual power to buildings. But a too-perfect shape can handicap the kind of organic and unpredictable growth that healthy churches experience. ...

Few things symbolize traditional practice more clearly than stained glass, and the windows filled with it carry the benefit and baggage of that association. I've encountered at least five strains of theological thought regarding its use. ...

One can, and should, worship anywhere. But if you're considering using an existing building as a place for corporate worship, here are some practical things to keep in mind. ...

The structures we build have a critical, but short-lived influence on the reputation of our ministries. ...

No one has a special claim on prayer. But here’s a list, gathered with the help of other design professionals, of things you might pray for the architects, engineers and other designers that cross your path. ...