Church Building Journey

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 & [...]

31 03, 2014

Where Do I Begin?…

By |2014-03-31T18:36:49+00:00March 31st, 2014|Church Building Journey|0 Comments

Considering a remodel, renovation, or new facility? Sometimes the vision is there but the task feels daunting. Our friends over at National Association of Church Design Builders (NACDB) has broken the process down into just a few steps. That’s why we at DJ enjoy their partnership–they do understand the process! Read what they have to [...]

31 03, 2014

We’ve Built Something New & Exciting!

By |2014-03-31T18:32:33+00:00March 31st, 2014|Church Building Journey|0 Comments

It’s a blog! DJ Construction has officially entered the blogosphere. Why would we choose to enter a realm where an estimated 31 million bloggers already exist? In short: Because of YOU. Three specific reasons include: We want to share information that’s relevant and helpful to your ministry efforts. Whether that information comes from our national [...]