Walker Church Consulting Group is a staff of professional church facility growth experts. Walker C.C.G. provides the tools for small to medium size churches to minimize their risk as they turn their building vision into a reality. This can be a very difficult feat, as attested by the findings of F.W. Dodge Corporation. This corporation is a reporting agency that provides construction information and intelligence solutions. F.W. Dodge cites that 60% of church building projects fail and 70% that make it to construction go over budget by 30% to 50%. Walker Consultants will guide the church leadership away from these pitfalls ensuring churches of a successful and enjoyable design/build experience.
The building committee is typically the decision makers during the building project, however, most have little to no experience in design or construction. However, most design firms require the church to determine the size, scope and budget for their project. This is a critical step for every building project and is one of the main reasons why projects go over budget. The lack of skills in this area can render irreversible consequences. A building project that goes over budget is a consequence of not having laid a foundation before the Architect starts to draw. When the foundation is plumb, so will everything else be that is built upon it – straight, level and true.
Determining the size, scope, and budget for a building project is as critically important as laying a solid foundation for the building. Walker Church Consultants will lay this solid foundation by providing the tools that balances the ministry space, determines affordability and feasibility, separates wants from needs, and establishes confidence in the church leadership and among the members. Walker Church Consultants also provides the tools for churches to successfully raise money. It is common among all denominations that the need to expand always comes before the money.
Walker Church Consultants also provides the communication tools that will unify the members of the church with a heartfelt sense of ownership in the building project. This is crucial for successfully raising the financial support.