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Christian Life Church    Completes Master Plan   
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Earlier this year,
Christian Life Church in Frankfort, Ind., contacted Omega Church Consultants, Inc. to assist them
with the purchase and development of property at a new location.

The commercial property is located on the heavily-traveled main road in town in the midst of new retail and dining development. The seven-acre property features three existing warehouse buildings of about 13,000 sq. ft. each. The existing infrastructure includes the entry drive and parking areas, retention pond, underground electric service, and more.   

 

Pastor Phil Jordan and his team have worked with Omega to develop a master plan for the property that initially calls for the development of one of the post-and-beam warehouse structures into the new home of CLC. The expanded and renovated facility will provide 14,532 sq. ft. of main floor space and 1,268 sq. ft. on the new second floor . . .  

 

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Healthcare for People of Faith   

 
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Simply put, health care sharing is a Biblical approach to paying for health care, based on passages such as Galatians 6. Verse two says, "Bear one another's burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ." That law is the royal law of loving one another.

 

Although it's actually pretty straight forward, health care sharing can be difficult for us to understand because we are so used to thinking in terms of insurance.

 

Here's how the need sharing process works in a nutshell:

Each member commits to sending a set "Share" amount each month. These "Shares" are sent directly through the mail from one household to another, to the members with "Needs". Samaritan Ministries uses a database that randomly matches Shares to Needs, so that the Sharing is coordinated and Shares go to the appropriate members with Needs.

 

>>Click here to visit the website of Samaritan Ministries. 

  

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Landscaping Design for Your Church 

 

Church Landscaping Design

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How important is a good landscaping design for your church? 

 
While landscaping can add immensely to the value, beauty and comfort of a church site, most architectural firms do not provide detailed landscaping design in their scope of services unless specifically requested by the owner.

Many jurisdictions will require a rudimentary landscaping plan consisting of a site plan indicating the location, type and size of new and existing trees and shrubs, areas of sod and mulch, as well as an erosion control plan. It is now common for permit authorities to require landscaping islands in the parking areas based upon the amount of pavement. These islands are usually located at the ends of parking rows. Landscaping islands, however, can become an impediment to snow removal. In transition yards (a green area separating the church parking lot or buildings from adjoining residential or commercial property) a screen of trees and shrubs is also often required by permit authorities.
 
Deciduous trees on the south and west of the building will shade and cool the church in summer yet let warming sunlight through the bare branches in winter. The church should select hardy plant types that require little maintenance. Keep in mind that the little shrubs being planted may quickly grow too large for their placement near parking spaces, sidewalks, and buildings.
 
The church should consider the benefits of good landscaping design. A knowledgeable landscape architect can be hired to develop a master plan for landscaping that can be developed over time as funds become available.

 

 

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