Pre-Planning Tool Kit
Resource Guide
CDS Services

What is a Consulting Visit?
Methodology, Financing, Planning & Construction Considerations


CDS provides on-site consulting visits to churches that are in need of assistance. Our goal is to help churches avoid common and costly mistakes and assist them in planning well ... in order to build well. 


CDS has participated in nearly 1,000 building projects, and has been providing services to churches throughout the United States for nearly 30 years. We provide the "missing ingredient" to churches with the singular goal of the successful completion of a church building program. CDS will meet with the Senior Pastor and tour the current facilities. CDS will also tour any land or other properties the church is considering to purchase. After seeing all of the current and potential property, CDS will meet with the leadership team to discuss the church's vision and mission.  We will meet with the Pastor and leadership team of the church to discuss our initial thoughts. We will also discuss design considerations, and review financial resources available for the project. CDS will help the church match its vision and mission to the available resources to maximize the facility's effectiveness.


CDS will present cost methodology, financing and construction considerations, proper planning considerations, and information about the design and development process. We will leave this presentation with the church to share with other members.  A question-and-answer session will follow.  The cost to the church for our on-site consulting visit is minimal. If the church elects to move forward with a CDS service, we will gift the fee back to the church. This visit comes with a 100% money-back guarantee.  We will need a minimum of a 30-day lead time to visit your church.  Should you wish to travel to us, please inquire about our availability for an in-house meeting.

What's New?

In our last newsletter, we reported that both phases of this project were nearing completion. Now, we would like to tell you about the most unique feature of this project --- the 'brickwork'.  Take a look at the pictures below ... the 'brickwork' is actually an EIFS product!


The Thin Veneer System over EIFS melds the aesthetics of tile, bricks, and stone with the performance of EIFS.  Alongside the blanket of insulation, owners obtain the look and feel they desire yet enjoy the operating benefits of low energy costs.  Both new construction and renovations benefit making this cladding an ideal solution.  A liquid-applied water-resistive barrier can be part of it to provide a superior barrier because there are no issues with rips or tears in paper -- so the result is a continuous layer of moisture protection. Additionally, the liquid-applied water-resistive barrier acts as an air barrier as well so climate control systems operate more efficiently and save the building owner money.









A New Face in the Crowd
Jeff Packard, Director of Preconstruction Services


Starting with the US Army Corps of Engineers in 1982, Jeff has a background in structural engineering, project management, and estimating.  His ability to estimate at +/- 5% and his skill in using Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), Building Information Modeling (BIM), and advanced technology in digital construction methods strengthens CDS' ability to produce its projects on time and within budget constraints.


Jeff holds certification as an NACDB Certified Church Consultant (CCC) through a program facilitating the education of professionals and staff in becoming church development experts in church lending, stewardship, facilities management, architecture, construction, and project management.  


With 30+ years of engineering and construction experience, Jeff is committed to quality and customer service. Jeff is personally and professionally passionate about project development including financial feasibility geared to delivering exceptional projects.  

CDS ... In the Community
Young Life Capernaum is a ministry to middle- and high-school-aged kids with disabilities.  YLC builds relationships and friendships with kids helping them to experience life and create memories.

The 7th Annual Capernaum Stroll and Roll 5K and 1-mile Fun Run is scheduled for Saturday, June 27th, 2015.  For more information,  click here.


Community Highlights ... Did You Know?   
  • CDS' home church (Spring Branch Community Church) held the 15th anniversary celebration for Orphan Network, and raised $140,000
  • CDS participated as a sponsor for the ICM golf outing, and helped raise enough money to build 12 new churches in India
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Coming in the next issue:
  • Dedication of the new Coastal Community Church
  • Potential development of 80 acres of mixed use retail and residential projects on a church's excess property