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Metal Churches and Support Structures

Why So Many Congregations Choose Steel Church Buildings Cost-conscious religious congregations prefer metal churches for their houses of worship. Why? Because only prefabricated steel church buildings supply the soaring ceilings and clear space so important to a church’s sanctuary. Moreover, congregations find prefab steel structures are the best buy when building a church expansion. And, as churches grow, they discover…

Why Cowboy Churches Choose Metal Buildings

Where the Old West Meets That Old Time Religion in a Metal Barn The rural barn look is probably the main reason cowboy churches choose metal buildings for their sanctuaries and auxiliary buildings.  However, the rustic farm and ranch appearance is only one of the advantages pre-engineered steel buildings provide for cowboy church construction. Boots and Bible Believers So what…

The Little Steel Church in the Vale

7 Reasons So Many Small Churches Choose to Build with Steel Large or small, many religious congregations choose to build a steel church. However, pre-engineered metal buildings offer several advantages smaller churches especially appreciate. Small Churches in America According to the Hartford Institute for Religion Research, 350,000 religious congregations meet regularly in the U.S. Although mega-churches (defined as having over…

Building Green Churches with Steel

Stretching Natural Resources— and Church Resources— with Steel Building green churches means choosing construction materials with the smallest environmental impact. Steel building is the environmental champion of green building methods. “Steel as the primary structural building material, with its inherent recyclable nature and its efficiency of assembly, is the logical and responsible choice for Green Building,” according to the U.S.…

Why Churches are Building Green

Sustainability and Stewardship in Today’s Religious Building Projects Today, many churches are building green, environmentally-friendly worship centers and auxiliary buildings. Churches are building green structures for the same reasons commercial and industrial builders— it simply makes sense. Choosing building products with the smallest possible environmental impact is the primary goal of all green building, including religious facilities. 3 Reasons Churches…

10 Landscaping Tips for Green Churches

How to Make Church Landscaping More Eco-Friendly Energy efficiency extends beyond the front door in green churches. Strategic church landscape design reduces energy consumption and saves water. Green Churches Sow Seeds that Reap Rewards Beautiful landscaping makes a church seem more inviting. When properly planned, church landscape design also helps cut energy bills for eco-friendly green churches. Here are some…

15 Tips for a More Energy Efficient Church

Simple Ways to Cut Energy Expenses at Your Worship Facility An energy efficient church stretches funds. Lower utility bills mean more money in the budget for doing what really matters: helping others. There are several ways for worship facilities to reduce energy waste. Some of these ideas cost very little. Other cost-saving techniques require an initial investment— but reap great…

Managing Church Energy Costs

An Energy Audit: The First Step in Reducing Energy Waste in Your Church Being excellent stewards of church funds includes wisely managing church energy costs. Buildings— including religious facilities— account for 73% of all electricity used in the U.S. Experts believe buildings squander 30% to 50% of the energy consumed. Frankly, such waste is sinful. The Bible admonishes believers to…

Small Churches Reign in America

The Majority of Churchgoers Still Attend Small Local Churches While new stories about swelling megachurches dominate the headlines, small churches actually dominate church attendance. Without fanfare or recognition, local community churches quietly and continually serve their congregations and communities. The press seems fascinated by the huge numbers garnered by metropolitan megachurches. People are left with the impression that megachurches— those…

#1 Reason Churches Choose Steel Buildings

Steel Church Buildings: Economical to Build, Economical to Operate Why do so many churches choose steel buildings for their new construction projects? Pre-engineered steel buildings provide many advantages to religious facilities. Steel framing offers clear span interiors, soaring ceiling heights, sturdy construction, versatility of design, and ease of future expansion. However, the number one reason churches so often decide to build with…