Church Building Journey

12 06, 2017

Silverwood Mennonite Church Improves Space to Promote Connections

By |2019-11-12T19:20:22+00:00June 12th, 2017|Church Building Journey, Press Releases|0 Comments

GOSHEN, Ind. – (June 2017)  Silverwood Mennonite Church and DJ Construction have embarked on a project to expand and update the foyer, pave the parking lot and replace aging heating and air conditioning units. According to Pastor Jeremy Shue the project has a dual purpose.  “What started out as a need to address replacement of [...]

23 09, 2016

FUMC Middlebury Seeks to ‘Reach All Generations’ for Years to Come

By |2019-11-12T19:06:29+00:00September 23rd, 2016|Church Building Journey, Press Releases|0 Comments

The building committee of the First United Methodist church of Middlebury and representatives of DJ Construction broke ground for a new church building on Thursday, Sept. 22nd. “The building of a new facility is very exciting and a whole lot of work, even before the first shovel goes into the ground”, said Pastor Ron Russell. [...]

19 07, 2016

The Vineyard Church Builds for More Relationship

By |2019-11-12T18:57:32+00:00July 19th, 2016|Church Building Journey, Press Releases|0 Comments

MISHAWAKA, Ind. – (July 19, 2016) The Vineyard Church and DJ Construction have embarked on an addition and renovation project to add much needed space to the church’s facilities. However, as Lead Pastor Mark Pope points out, it’s not only about more space. Pope says, “This project is not primarily about more space but about [...]

9 06, 2015

Churches: Find Your Builder with These Questions

By |2018-06-16T18:17:08+00:00June 9th, 2015|Church Building Journey, Facility|0 Comments

All pastors are builders, but not all pastors are builders of buildings. Pastors build community, build wisdom and knowledge, build relationships, build the Kingdom, and so much more. And most pastors go into ministry with these types of building skills. Not all pastors know how to build a church building. What do they do when [...]

4 03, 2015

Community Investment: The Beacon Resource Center

By |2018-06-16T18:30:31+00:00March 4th, 2015|Church Building Journey, Community, Facility|0 Comments

The former Beacon Bowl, Riverside Church, and DJ Construction have been brought together in a beyond-coincidental chain of events. The narrative continues to unfold as the church, the builder, and a community work together to develop South Bend’s west side in hopeful, meaningful ways. What was once the Beacon Bowl is being renovated into [...]

15 01, 2015

Noteworthy Solutions to Church Acoustics

By |2018-06-16T18:37:17+00:00January 15th, 2015|Church Building Journey, Facility|0 Comments

In some ways, Clinton Frame Mennonite Church in Goshen Indiana is your typical church: It holds Sunday worship services; its pastor teaches from the Bible; many people are involved, connected, and serve, both inside and outside the church walls. Like every church, Clinton Frame also has its own unique purpose. For this church of 400 [...]

15 09, 2014

DJ Construction, Church Growth Services, and the Ministry Triangle

By |2014-09-15T07:30:55+00:00September 15th, 2014|Church Building Journey, Events, Facility|0 Comments

What’s a “ministry triangle,” you ask? Bill Walter from Church Growth Services has adopted this visual to show the dynamic components of ministry, finances, and facility issues when your church begins to consider a facility change. The first leg is understanding your church’s unique ministry opportunity. The second leg focuses on the financial aspect of [...]

9 09, 2014

Helping Churches: Finances

By |2014-09-09T06:23:26+00:00September 9th, 2014|Church Building Journey, Facility|0 Comments

  Bill Walter at Church Growth Services and I often present on the ministry triangle as a way to analyze church facility needs. The first consideration should not be on the facility itself, but rather on ministry. I discuss this topic in my first blog on The Ministry Triangle. Once you’re clear on the specific [...]

19 05, 2014

What’s A “Ministry Triangle?”

By |2014-05-19T15:37:59+00:00May 19th, 2014|Church Building Journey|0 Comments

May 19, 2014 Written by Enos Yoder Bill Walter at Church Growth Services came up with a brilliant idea called “The Ministry Triangle.” Whenever DJ Construction co-hosts a Round Table event, both Bill and I share in detail about what this is and how it influences facility decisions. According to this drawing, three components must [...]

31 03, 2014

Expanding Our Horizons

By |2014-03-31T18:37:54+00:00March 31st, 2014|Church Building Journey|0 Comments

We are always on the look-out for learning and growing opportunities, which is one of the many reasons we belong to the National Association of Church Design Builders (NACDB). We believe that as we are open to networking and new ideas, we will get better in how we serve the church. Bob Schrock, CEO & [...]