Establishing Your Church Building Committee

Thinking of building a church? One of the very first steps is to establish a building committee, to lead and guide the design and construction process.

Forming a Committee for Success

If you are a pastor thinking of building a church or ministry facility, one of the very first steps would be to establish a building committee, to lead and guide the design and construction process.

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Determining the Committee Function

But how do you choose the right building committee team members?
The first thing would be to determine what the function of your committee is. Will they be more of an owners representative or more for visionary purposes only?

Owners Representative Committee

For a committee to take the place of an owners representative you will need to look for these types of qualities in the committee members:

  • Decision Makers
  • Good Character and well respected by the congregation
  • Supportive of the vision and mission of the church
  • Good listener, humble, problem solver not a problem starter
  • Building experience is helpful but not a must
  • Accountability.

 

Visionary Committee

Look for these qualities in the team members for this type of committee:

  • Church involvement
  • Accountability
  • Dependability
  • Servants heart

Selecting Your Building Team

When it comes to selecting your building team, you’ll need to hire various parties for your building project.

Civil Engineer & Architect

Important question to ask:

  • Have they built churches before?
  • Can you see their designs? Do they match with your vision for the building?
  • Are they reputable? Follow up with references and previous church clients.
  • What are their fees and how to compare fees?

 

Building Contractor

Important questions to ask and points to consider:

  • Have they built churches before?
  • Don’t just settle for seeing pictures of their work, actually go see their work if possible. In this way you’ll see the quality and craftsmanship months and years later.
  • Speak to references and previous clients. Ask about their responsiveness, how they dealt with changes, communication and quality of work.
  • Make sure to identify all the costs not just the basic fee
  • Be careful with dollar per square foot figures
  • Investigate how financially stable is the company?

Need more information to be confident about starting your project?

We understand how pastors can feel uncertain when looking into constructing a new building. That’s why the Daniels team compiled two guides to give you an overview of what you need to know.

  • Why hiring a design-builder is in your best interest
  • The secrets to complete your project on time and within budget
  • What you need to know as a pastor and church building committee about acquiring financing to celebrating your big opening day
  • Planning ahead to celebrate your big opening day

“We have had the best experience working with Churches by Daniels. Their knowledge and expertise have brought such ease and peace during the whole process. They are clear, professional, and don’t quit until they get what you see in your mind!”

Pastor Jabin Chavez, City Light Church, Las Vegas, NV

Why Choose Churches By Daniels

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Church construction projects can be stressful, costly and time-consuming — but choosing an experienced church construction management company can ease the process, keeping it on schedule and on budget. At Churches by Daniels, our skilled, caring, knowledgeable church construction team will help your church successfully manage your entire construction and building project. From purchasing land and raising funds to negotiating with contractors and handling project oversight, Churches by Daniels delivers top-notch, expert building projects to give yo
  • Superior project results through frequent, detailed quality control measures
  • Fiscally-responsible budget and costs through value engineering measures and national purchasing power
  • Reliable, timely completion by actively managing contractors and driving key decisions that might otherwise hamper construction progress