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Five things to consider for a church expansion or new construction

Leon Williams Contractors can help you answer your calling

Leon Williams Contractors has been building state-of-the-art houses of worship for more than two decades. Knoxville church construction  and expansion is one of our specialties, and we can help church leaders navigate the many aspects of building a new church. One question we can help answer: Should a church renovate or build a brand new worship facility?

There are many considerations and variables to church construction. What’s the size of your congregation? Do you want to add a large fellowship hall or merely expand your sanctuary or auditorium? Here are some basic considerations to get you started.

  1. Space constraints. What are the limitations of your current space? Sometimes there is wasted or underutilized space that could be used for your expansion purposes.
  2. What’s your congregation’s calling? If you have ambitious plans to expand your ministry, such as offering daycare or other children’s services, then a new building might be the best option.
  3. How old is your current worship space? If your HVAC system is undersized or outdated, that could also be a sign it’s time to move the flock. HVAC upgrades can be disruptive and expensive. If your church was built prior to the 1970s, then you may also encounter asbestos or other toxic materials that need to be encapsulated or removed. That’s another substantial cost.
  4. Take a hard look at your church finances. Can the church afford a new building or will a few cosmetic and internal design changes meet your needs for now? You don’t want to saddle your congregation with a large construction loan payoff or mortgage if you aren’t absolutely certain it’s within budget.
  5. Desired design. Your preferred design and layout could influence how much space you need. If it can be accommodated within your existing building, or with a reasonable expansion, that might be the best route to follow.

We can make any number of recommendations, but ultimately, it’s up to church leaders and members to make the tough choice of whether to rebuild, remodel or expand a church. Be prayerful and thoughtful, and you’ll make the right choice.

Contact Leon Williams Contractors for more information on how to answer your calling.

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