How to evaluate construction methods.  How to approach a design.  How to determine if you can afford it.  The building project do’s and don’ts for pastors and church leaders will be explored in two free workshops on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 in Hummelstown and on Tuesday May 10, 2016, in York.  The Free “Church Building Workshops”, each start at  5:30  p.m. with light supper, and will be presented by industry professionals in banking, fundraising, architecture and contracting.

According to Bob Funk, PE, LEED AP, president of Arthur Funk and Sons, Inc., Construction Services, on behalf of partner companies, Kirby Smith Associates, Inc., Beers Hoffman LTD Architects, and Fulton Bank, the workshop will focus on a wide range of topics such as visioning, master planning, efficient use of space, dealing with growth or lack thereof, trouble-shooting, building consensus, and fundraising.

“Church teams all have the same thoughts prior to beginning any construction project: “We have outgrown our building, now what?”  Or, “Do we have enough land to build?”  Or, “Is this the right time to proceed?” “That last question is very important in this challenging economy,”  said Funk. “This conference is not your average church conference because we are equipping church leaders with valuable information and resources to make the best decisions about the future of their churches, whether that involves construction or not.”

The free workshops that begin at 6:00 p.m. are slated for:

  • May 3: Grace United Methodist Church, 433 East Main Street, Hummelstown, PA 17036
  • May 10: Advent Lutheran Church 1775 East Market Street, York, PA  17402

Reservations and registration are required for both workshops at


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