July 2019


Connection, interaction and mission.

Today's church happens anywhere. In coffee shops, in movie theaters, occasionally in bars, and even in barns. 

Over and over in the stories of this Cover Stories edition, design experts report that church leadership is largely receptive. They're open to the design of spaces that bring people together, pull in community, and give flight to purpose.


Carol Badaracco Padgett, Editor

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Today, listeners accept it if a five-piece band sounds like a 50-piece orchestra. Read more

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Image: LS3P Associates

Designers help churches invite their communities indoors and out--comfortably, safely and economically. Read more

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All images: The Adams Group

A North Carolina church’s design, inspired by the reclamation of an old barn, breathes new life into its neighbors. Read more

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How a generation is redefining church culture and influencing design. Read more

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On a topic that's always hot, Church.Design takes a mid-summer view of what's cool inside. Read more

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Image by Mateusz Dach from Pexels.

Consider these top ways to prospect for new business on the church side. Read more

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Church.Design wants to hear about faith-based building projects that both stand out architecturally and help to fulfill a ministry need.