Robert C. Foreman
Articles by Robert C. Foreman
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Most churches with multiline small-business phone systems are unaware of the potential for their phones to be hacked by international criminals. This can be a very costly problem, as we discovered when our phone system was hacked over a weekend from outside and used to make tens of thousands of international calls to various foreign countries. The numbers called were "premium" numbers, well-known by phone security experts.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Church leaders are sometimes reluctant to seek help and advice. This seems to be especially true when it comes to facility planning and financing. They may believe they know enough and are wise enough to undertake a building project without seeking the best professional guidance.
Thursday, January 02, 2014
The task of preparing to build a new church facility may seem overwhelming to the steering committee. There is much to do and much to plan. However, with experienced professional help, the task can be accomplished. In this article, we will briefly summarize the major items that make up a project budget. At the end of this article is a checklist to help with preparing such a budget.
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
With the purchase of a new site or planning for expansion on an existing site, every church planning to build should have a master site plan. Every phase of expansion should be preceded by updating the master site plan. The master site plan is a valuable tool in the planning process for a new facility because any church that wishes to provide for growth needs to know how much it will be able to grow on its currently available property.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
The church steering committee has many important tasks early in the planning process for a new facility. After selection of the architect, the contractor and the construction delivery method, one of the next big decisions will often involve property acquisition.