Church congregations, in order to provide for long range growth, building modernization, and expansion, are often best served by a master planning process that concludes with a multi-year road map that defines phased campus development within a manageable frame of time and resources. Ashe Broussard Weinzettle Architects has been selected by numerous churches to facilitate a long range planning process that actively engages the church’s building committee, staff, and ultimately the entire congregation, to participate in planning workshops designed to maximize church-wide ownership of the adopted plan.
In master planning workshops with the church membership, the Ashe Broussard Weinzettle design team leads a process that solicits opinions and comments to fully understand the dynamics, worship preferences, and educational goals that are unique to each congregation. Insight gathered from those meetings becomes the guiding principles used to establish a long range building plan that delineates the church’s priorities for campus growth within multiple project phases that are compatible with capital resources.
The master planning process is concluded with a formal adoption of the plan by a vote of the congregation. Church wide participation in the process often results in unanimous approval and with a high level of participation in the capital campaign that will fund plan implementation.