Buildings Matter

Trends in Church Architcture (July 2016)

PART 1

Trends: Don't overlook the philosophical importance of worship facilities

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PART 2

Trends: Larger churches building smaller buildings with community areas are a growing trend

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PART 3

Trends: Third Places are the new multi-purpose building

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PART 4

Trends: Here are seven "Third Places" churches have built in and for their communities

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PART 5

Trends: Can a church building be culturally engaged?

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(Christianity Today, Ed Stetzer 2016)

Resource Reading

 

b-church_architectureChurch Architecture (J. and S. White)

1998
A concise and thought-provoking guide to visioning and creating space to support the "work of the people" as they worship
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b-churches_an_architectural_guideChurches: An Architectural Guide (Simon Bradley)

2016
This accessible book is for anyone who would like to understand more about the architectural history of English churches. Clear and easy to use, the text explains the key components of church architecture—stylistic developments, functional requirements, regional variations, and arcane vocabulary. Readers can equip themselves to explore historic churches knowledgeably, evaluate dates and restoration phases, interpret stained glass and monuments, and make their own...
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How to Read Churches (Denis R. McNamara)

2011
Small enough to fit in a pocket yet serious enough to provide real answers, this primer is a must-have for architecture and history buffs, tourists, and churchgoers interested in decoding the styles and symbols of religious buildings. Every building contains clues embedded in its design that identify not only its architectural style but also who designed it, what kind of congregation it was built for, and why. This practical yet charming handbook is the key to decoding the style, history, evolution, and social ...
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The Cathedral Churches of England and Wales (William John Loftie)

2016
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work ...
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