“I wish I’d have known that ahead of time…”
This is one of the most frustrating and gut-wrenching things we hear from our prospective church clients.
As a construction firm with a passion for helping churches thrive, we share and support the vision that you have for your ministry. So when a client is compelled to say, “I wish I’d known that ahead of time,” it indicates that something as prevented their goals from being reached and their vision from being realized – and if it had been taken into account earlier, that something very likely could have been avoided.
Catalyst has more than 50 years of combined experience working with churches and church leadership staff. We draw on that experience to help you avoid the unnecessary roadblocks that can impede your church’s progress in realizing your vision.
We understand that no two churches are alike. Even within the same denomination, every church and congregation is unique in terms of its needs and the challenges it faces. One thing that every church ministry has in common, regardless of denomination, leadership, or congregation size, is that they can all benefit from the insights and resources available to them from a team that has the right experience. They can benefit from a team that has successfully traveled the church construction path many times before and is able to offer valuable leadership and counsel to help clients navigate that path and make the right decisions regarding issues such as:
- Rapid growth
- Declining membership and participation
- Space restrictions
- Proper ministry space planning
- Current space updating and renovation
- Best use of underutilized space
- Utilization of current space for additional revenue
- Excess land assets
- Generosity or financing challenges
- Church leadership and team development
What is the Catalyst Ministry Solutions Framework℠?
Something that we felt was lacking in the church construction industry was a process that helps you plan for the journey you’re about to take with us, from vision to fruition.
All decisions have consequences. Some are good while others can be costly. The good news is that by working with Catalyst, you have the luxury of a trusted resource who has a vested interest in creating the best possible product for your church ministry and who has successfully traveled the road to that exciting end so many times that they have becomes experts in navigating it.
Our experience and our process gives you the confidence and peace of mind that is needed in every church building and development project to make smart, well-informed decisions every step of the way.
Four Steps to Success
The Catalyst Ministry Solutions Framework℠ is comprised of four pillars. Each pillar is comprised of three reinforcing steps with each step building on the one before it. This Framework has been designed to ensure flexibility for addressing the broadest possible spectrum of issues, solutions, and outcomes.
An illustration of how a project moves through the CMS Framework, from DISCOVER to DELIVER.
We’re all familiar with the adage, “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” This applies to your church and its future.
The initial step in any church building project sets the tone for the course of that entire project. Too often, we’ve seen the unfortunate results of a construction project that began with the wrong first step. It could be, for example, that the timeline of milestones and to-dos are improperly prioritized. Missteps like these can cause scheduling and budgetary issues that are very difficult to overcome as the project moves ahead.
With that in mind, it’s critical that the strategy and planning toward your vision are well thought out and guided by experience. If they are not, your path forward will be unnecessarily stressful, complicated, and anything but smooth. Creating clarity and alignment upfront will help ensure all options are presented and understood, helping you make the best possible decisions to achieve your goals and realize the vision you have for your church.
Turn “I Wish I’d Known” Into “I’m Glad I Knew”
Catalyst Ministry Solutions exists to help you make the decisions that will produce the best results for your church.
Our team of seasoned industry professionals includes several with experience as church leadership staff and/or working for para-ministry organizations. Our goal in assembling this church building dream team was to create a group of like-minded individuals who understand what it’s like to be faced with the kinds of questions, challenges, and decisions that you’ll encounter and who understand the pressures inherent to answering those questions, overcoming those challenges, and making those decisions the right way at the right time.
With Catalyst Ministry Solutions, it’s our hope that we can turn the “I wish I would have known” church construction horror stories into “I’m sure glad I knew” success stories for you, your ministry and your congregation.