A program is a list of current and future needs that help a design professional know how to design your building. This list should agree with your church’s mission statement. You must make a decision early on- “are we going to design a building that will meet the needs of the un-churched or for the people who have gone to church all of their lives?”

Items to consider:

1.) Do not spend all your time making sketches-let the professional do that…

2.) What are our current needs?

3.) What ministries do you want to offer:

a.Dinner theater options?

b.Handicap ministries?

c. Athletics?

d. Concerts?

e. Youth/ Children?

f. Indoor play lands?

g. Homeless, clothing, food ministries?

h. Cafe-food service?