Architecture for Ministry

The people who walk forward at the end of each service couldn’t be more different. A couple retired from full time ministry, at least partly responsible for building the culture in a handful of congregations. A young girl who’s grown up here,

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Tug of war

Years ago, our family invited, and began taking, a friend of our daughter to church with us. Neither she nor her parents were believers. We were encouraged by our young guest’s positive response and by the fact that her mother began

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Ugly Building

Ugly buildings aren’t necessarily unsightly. And buildings that are simply beautiful aren’t automatically good architecture.  Over two thousand years ago, Marcus Vitruvius Pollio, a military engineer and architect whose career flourished during the reign of Augustus, articulated the essential characteristics of good

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Good City Architects Principal Ron Geyer was invited to talk about his approach to serving not-for-profit clients on South Carolina Business Review. Host Mike Switzer’s interview was broadcast on January 23, 2014 on all eight stations in the SC ETV

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church rescue screen

A new Makeover-type offering on National Geographic coulda been a car wreck: flaming debris in the median that you can’t help watching even when you know better.  But given the seeming inability or disinclination of contemporary media to treat Christians as

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George Robertson

The human mind, however much fallen and perverted from its original integrity, is still adorned and invested with admirable gifts from its Creator” John Calvin 2.2.15 George Robertson, Senior Pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Augusta, GA recently posted an entry

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Parking lot

Getting parking wrong can hobble your church.  Worship space that seats 1,000 won’t, if folks have nowhere to put their car.

Faith in the airport city

In a parallel to the maritime-centered development that shaped so much of the past, a analogous thing is happening at the world’s airports.  John D. Kasarda, director of the University of North Carolina’s Kenan Institute and a student of such

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