I'm here in Indianapolis at a church facilities conference (wfxweb.com). There are some impressive and expensive church buildings in this country. I toured one yesterday that was finished last year and cost $30 million. It was stunning to say the least, and most definitely useful.
There is an emphasis on meeting the needs of today's American culture. An increasingly connected, visual audience apparently (based on the conference) "needs" multimillion dollar, multimedia experiences driven by the latest technologies.
The four of us attending the conference have talked over meals and during breaks about CBC. We've identified that there are definitely things we can accomplish in our current facilities and as we dream we wonder what we could accomplish in a new building.
Should we build a new building? What would a new building have? How can we best reach Woodbridge? What is the purpose of a church building? How can we do church most effectively?
There are so many questions. Ultimately, we want to glorify God, but how? What are your thoughts on buildings? I have tons of thoughts about this and perhaps will write a longer post later. For now, I just want to get a conversation started.