Strategic Church Planning for the Built Environment:
An approach to religious facilities projects that begins with
informed decision-making and long-term thinking
to align sustainable operations with high-level pastoral vision.
we are called and challenged to judiciously plan and use resources in accordance with a ministry’s mission and needs. But, we must also recognize the importance of place and space as invaluable resources to shape peoples’ experiences and the fruitfulness of ministry.
The Stewardship of Place approach bridges the gap between ideas and spatial decision-making. The approach is flexible to address a range of project types and scales: the re-design of a single room or garden, planning for the new use of an existing space, building a new church facility and sanctuary, extensive renovations, campus master planning, or community & regional planning.
PARTICIPATORY PRE-DESIGN PROCESS
Stewardship of Place is a participatory pre-design process used to assess and address the needs of dynamic, faith-based communities.
It is participatory because active involvement builds ownership & consensus and ensures accountability of the design to the needs & desires of its users.
It is pre-design to prevent wasted energy and resources by entering the design phase with consensus & clarity of vision integrated with all aspects of the community’s activities.
It is a process that captures data & stimulates dialogue to generate strategic planning for an engaging, authentic, and missional built environment.
The Stewardship of Place process is a partnership between GO collaborative and Locus Iste. The collaboration combines professional experience in urban planning, architecture, community engagement, and project management.
connecting people with place
a design and planning firm focused on the connection between people and place.
examines the theory, history, and practice of architecture in service of liturgy & ministry.
Want to discuss project ideas or find out more about our process? Give us a call at 512.203.6110 or drop us an email using the form below and we will get back to you as soon as we can.