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Steps for Building a New Church Facility

 
Page Index:
 
Step 1:  Establish a Study Committee
  1. to analyze the need of the Church and community,
  2. to project the potential membership with average attendance,
  3. to write up the church’s program of ministry, and
  4. to develop an accessibility plan including chancel areas.
 
Step 2:  Create a written report including the findings of Step 1
  1. to be presented to Charge Conference,
  2. to be used by the Church Building Committee, and
  3. to be part of the report to the District Committee on Church Locations and Building (DCCLB).
 
Step 3:  Secure written consent
  1. of the Pastor,
  2. of the District Superintendent, and
  3. of the DCCLB.
 
Step 4:  The Church Charge Conference shall authorize the building project and officially elect the members of the Building Committee
 
Step 5:  The Building Committee shall
  1. use information from the Study Committee to determine facility needs,
  2. develop preliminary architectural plans,
  3. secure an estimate of cost of the proposed construction, and
  4. develop a financial plan to defray the cost.
 
Step 6:  The Building Committee shall submit to the DCCLB
  1. statement of need for the proposed facility,
  2. preliminary architectural plans including accessibility,
  3. preliminary cost estimate, and
  4. preliminary financial plan.
 
Step 7:   After approval by the Pastor, District Superintendent, and DCCLB, the Building Committee shall present to a Church Conference
  1. preliminary architectural plans,
  2. preliminary cost estimate,
  3. preliminary financial plan, and
  4. the Building Committee’s recommendation.
 
Step 8:  After approval by the Church Conference, the Building Committee shall
  1. develop detailed plans and specification,
  2. secure a detailed estimate of cost, and
  3. present to the charge conference and DCCLB for approval.
 
Step 9:  Once approved, the Building Committee may begin work on the project

 


 

How to Contact the District Committee on Church Locations and Building:
For more information or to schedule a meeting with the Pensacola District Committee on Church Locations and Building, please contact the chairperson for your district. The chairperson for the Pensacola District is Gene Floore. Gene can be reached at genefloore@cox.net or 850-830-9342, or you can contact the Pensacola District Office of The United Methodist Church.
 
Reference Documents:
             Reference Topic Quick Links to Resources
  2012 Book of Discipline District Board of Church Location and Building PDF / MS Word
  2016 Book of Discipline
Planning and Financing Requirements for Local Church Buildings
UMC.org page on this topic
  Current Bk of Discipline Search by topic is available View current Book of Discipline online
  2016 Book of Discipline
Discontinuation or Abandonment of Local Church Property
UMC.org page on this topic

News Updates:
2017
In May 2017 plans were finalized to reconstruct the historic Century United Methodist Church which was damaged beyond repair in the 2016 Century tornado. News article here. >>
 
Two churches of the Alabama-West Florida Conference made the 2017 edition of Len Wilson's Top 25 Fastest Growing Large United Methodist Churches. Number 10 was the Pensacola District's Crosspoint United Methodist Church and number 18 was the Marianna-Panama City District's Woodlawn United Methodist Church. Here is the article.
 
2016
In January 2016, the Soundside Campus of Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church officially became a stand-alone Church and is now called Community Life United Methodist Church. The first appointed pastor was Rev. Scott Veroneau.
 
Crestview First United Methodist Church was featured on page 3 of the AWF United Methodist Foundation's winter 2016 newsletter, GENEROSITY MATTERS. The article was about how to apply for a church loan.  For more information click here for the newsletter, visit http://alwfumf.org, or click here for the AWFUMF Facebook page.
 
Two churches of the Alabama-West Florida Conference made the 2016 edition of Len Wilson's Top 25 Fastest Growing Large United Methodist Churches. Number 9 was the Pensacola District's Crosspoint United Methodist Church and number 23 was the Marianna-Panama City District's Woodlawn United Methodist Church. Here is the article.
 
2015
Niceville United Methodist Church broke ground for their third campus (North Crestview) January 13, 2015. (Pictures here.) With two of their three campuses being in Crestview, they changed their name to Crosspoint United Methodist Church. Click here for the Crosspoint website, here for the Crosspoint Facebook page.
 
Two churches of the Pensacola District made the 2015 edition of Len Wilson's Top 25 Fastest Growing Large United Methodist Churches. Number 15 was Crosspoint UMC and #21 was Gulf Breeze UMC. Here is the article.
 
2014
Niceville United Methodist Church celebrated the official Grand Opening of the expanded Children's Center and newly remodeled cafe area at their St. Mark campus in Crestview. Click here for St. Mark's website.
 
Construction Personnel Information:
Below is a list of whom churches used for their building projects.
This is not to be considered in any way a recommendation nor statement or review of quality of service.
 
Crosspoint Construction of the North Crestview Campus 2014-2015:
Architect - Quina Grundhoefer Architects, P.A., Pensacola, Florida
Civil Engineer - Gustin, Cothern, & Tucker, Niceville, Florida
Structural Engineer - RAC Engineering, Gulf Breeze, Florida
Mechanical Engineer - MEP Engineering Solutions, Pensacola, Florida
Electrical Engineer - Adams Consulting Engineering, Pensacola, Florida
 
 

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