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- BCDG | About Brown Church Development Group
Your Trusted Ministry Partner Our Founder History Decades of Experience We have assisted hundreds of church leaders in creating healthy, vibrant congregations across the nation since 1962. Ministry Focused Helping Leaders Advance the Gospel We strive to glorify God, unify the church body, and bear witness to Christ through each of our faith-based disciplines. Integrated Approach A Team of Collaborative Experts We believe an integrated system of consulting, architecture, and construction produces the best ministry momentum. Meet The Team leadership Me Todd is responsible for providing the overall leadership for the company. Education | Construction Management and Engineering University of Nebraska Lincoln, NE Certified StratOP Facilitator Certified NCD Coach Todd Brown Founder/CEO Me Mike is responsible for planning the building process, producing a critical path, and understanding the timing of each stage. Education | B.S. - Civil Engineering University of Nebraska Lincoln, NE Mike Leigh Pre-Construction Manager Brett is responsible for planning the oversight and management of the construction process. Education | B.S. - Construction Management w/ Business Minor University of Nebraska Lincoln, NE Brett Harsh Director of Construction Me Dustin is responsible for planning the oversight and management of the company finances and technology. Education | B.S. - Accounting Nebraska Wesleyan University Lincoln, NE Dustin Hershberger CFO consulting Me Brett has a passion to develop people and innovative strategies churches can use to thrive in purpose and vision. Education | B.S. - Church Ministry M.A. - Religion Liberty University Lynchburg, VA Certified StratOP Facilitator Brett Clubb Ministry Consultant Me Isaac brings passion, enthusiasm, and contagious optimism for organization health to every ministry he touches. Education | B.S. - Christian Leadership Liberty University Lynchburg, VA Certified NCD Coach Isaac Brown Ministry Consultant Karen Blackerby Ministry Development Coordinator design construction Me Dwight Bishop Lead Estimator Me Scott Schnieder Project Manager Mitchell Muller Project Manager Rachel Hernandez CM Assistant Coming Soon CM Assistant Vicki Rivard Accounts Payable/Payroll Me Brian makes sustainability and stewardship an integral part of every design he produces. Education | B.S. - Architecture & Master of Architecture University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI Master of Ministry Leadership Rockbridge Seminary Springfield, MO Brian Conner Architect Me Justine strives to understand the heart and ministry of each church, then creates spaces that function to meet the church's ministry goals. Education | B.A. - Interior Design University of Kansas Lawrence, KS Justine Murphy Interior Designer Kent Kuehn Job Capitan our founder Todd Brown, founder of the Brown Church Development Group, began his ministry as a walk-on for Coach Tom Osborne at the University of Nebraska. He played wide receiver for the Huskers from 1978-1982, while studying Engineering and Construction Management. Utilizing the influence being a Nebraska football player provided him, Todd was actively involved with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) organization, sharing his testimony and advancing the gospel in hundreds of churches and schools. Driven by his love for Christ and the local church, he recognized a need for integration and collaboration within the church building process. His passion to see each church realize its full potential while avoiding the typical roadblocks to success led him to create the Brown Church Development Group. The result has been the relentless development of methods and processes that help the local church clarify its ministry, fulfill its mission, maintain its unity, and remain faithful to its testimony and outreach. Todd, and the Brown Church Development Group, have served hundreds of churches across the nation, expanding the kingdom of God with over 1.5 million square feet in church construction. Utilizing an integrated approach, Todd’s ability to strategically position a church for growth has impacted churches far beyond traditional architecture and construction. Todd shares his expertise and heart through workshops and speaking engagements throughout the country. Personal Todd’s love for the local church is not merely theoretical. Todd is an active member of his home church and has taught an adult Sunday school class for over 20 years. He is a regular speaker for Fellowship of Christian Athletes and has served on the Nebraska State FCA Board. Todd also serves on Nebraska Gospel Network’s Leadership Board. Noted for his accomplishments in high school track (he still holds the state record in the triple jump, is a 2005 Nebraska High School Hall of Fame inductee, and was selected as one of “the Nebraska 100” athletes of all time), Todd passed up college track scholarships to play football In 1983, Todd was drafted in the 6th round by Detroit. Opting to play in the Canadian Football League, he spent the next 6 years in Montreal, Saskatchewan, and Winnipeg. To hear more about Todd's journey, CLICK HERE to listen to a recent Javelin podcast. Find Your Solution 3 simple steps 1. Survey Your Needs Complete a brief survey to establish your needs and objectives. 2. Receive a Clarification Call Talk with us about the issues you're facing and clarify what you feel you need. 3. Get a SUGGESTED SOLUTIONS REPORT Use the suggested solutions report to find answers and solutions specific to your situation. GET STARTED
- Brown Church Development Group
providing Church Leaders Ministry Solutions Your trusted source for ministry guidance, design, and construction. GET STARTED PLAY VIDEO Experience and Results We've been helping church leaders like you grow their ministry since 1962. Unity promoting process How you build is as important as what you build. Our process prioritizes unity throughout. clarity in the complex Ministry challenges can be complex. We help you find clarity and direction for the future. OUR SERVICES discover Strategic Planning Through in-depth ministry studies, leadership workshops, coaching, and webinars, our strategists and consultants help churches discover the barriers limiting their church growth and health. Learn More design Church Design Our ministry driven church designs are created by church architects who are active in ministry, understand different worship styles, and work seamlessly with our church construction team. Learn More Fund Capital Campaigns When your solution requires a capital campaign or financing, our members can help with 3D animations, 3D renderings, print materials, campaign tools, financial feasibility studies, and financial coaching. Learn More build Church Construction Our church construction team has built over 2 million square feet for hundreds of churches across the country. Our integrated process, ensures you receive a cost-effective solution. Learn More 23 states | Over 2,000,000 sq/ft | hundreds of ministries WHAT PEOPLE SAY "On rare occasions, I discover a ministry partner that exceeds all of my expectations. Such is the case with Brown. I love this team!" VIDEO TESTIMONAL tHom rainer, ceo church answers “Brown understands not only the need for impact on the community, but also for unity in the local church.” bILL HAMEL, PAST EFCA PRESident “Brown started with what we hoped to see God do – not with the building. The result helped us turn the corner ministry-wise.” VIDEO TESTIMONAL TY THOMAS, PASTOR changing your church facility for a new ministry era The pandemic has shifted the way ministry works. As a result, your facility may no longer match your ministry needs. The challenges presented by the pandemic may be new, but the struggle to match a facility to a ministry is a problem we have been solving for decades. We can help your ministry adapt to this new era by: Reconfiguring your existing space Adding additional relational space Repurposing portions of your worship center Modernizing the look and feel of your facility Adding multipurpose space In addition to these solutions, we can also help by: Building a new facility Helping evaluate your church health Clarifying your next steps for ministry growth Providing proven steps to move ministry forward Identifying your financial strengths and weaknesses Find Your Solution 3 simple steps 1. Take a quiz about Your Needs Complete a brief quiz to establish your needs and objectives. 2. Receive a Clarification Call Talk with us about the issues you're facing and clarify what you feel you need. 3. Get A SUGGESTED SOLUTIONS REPORT Use the suggested solutions report to find answers and solutions specific to your situation. GET STARTED resources 4 keys to positioning for church growth Considering expansion? Don't neglect these 4 keys. Download from surviving to thriving Tired of just surviving? Use these goals for a health focused building program. Download gospel centered building programs Avoid the common building program pitfalls and struggles. Download Build your ministry the Nehemiah Way! Learn how three disciplines can transform your ministry. Download Learn to utilize design ideas in your facility to facilitate more meaningful connections. Download the silent and powerful influence Feel like your church is lacking the same enthusiasm and dedication it once had? Learn the power of culture and how to shape it. Download passion, prayer, planning designed for connection Resources
- BCDG | Church Building and Church Construction
building your Facility PLAY VIDEO project DELIVERY METHODS DESIGN-BUILD Utilizing design-build provides single-source responsibility, cost savings, and schedule efficiencies. Integrating an architect and construction team throughout the process helps create efficient and effective structures. We believe communication and teamwork are essential in successful design-build projects. INTEGRATED PROJECT DELIVERY A highly collaborative approach, integrated project delivery (IPD) assembles a team at the beginning of a project. Utilizing technology, we are able to provide frequent constructability insights, estimates, risk reducing suggestions, and gain efficiencies for the owner. GENERAL CONTRACTor/ CM AT-RISK We serve as both a construction manager and general contractor, employing and contracting with quality craftsmen and trade professionals We believe collaboration is critical; we view the design team and owner as partners during the construction process. construction services pre-construction As part of our pre-construction process, we offer a variety of services including: Estimating Feasibility Studies Planning & Scheduling Programs MEP Review Constructability Review Risk Management Market Analysis Cost and Quality Control construction During the construction process, we offer leadership, expert counsel, and guidance on items such as: Progress Monitoring Change Order Management Labor Relations Self-Perform Ongoing Quality and Safety Programs post-construction After the project, we offer services to ensure you get the maximum benefit of your building including: Commissioning Lien Releases O&M Manuals & Warranty Information hand-off Digital Project Closeout Data One-Year Warranty Quality Built to Last The quality of a building is critical to the long-term success of our clients. A high quality, well constructed building will significantly reduce ongoing maintenance costs. We believe in providing quality, cost effective solutions to each client's building needs. Our construction management team and onsite Superintendents meticulously inspect the quality of the work throughout the construction process to ensure our clients are given a final product second to none. integrity The Golden Rule We believe in doing what we say and saying what we mean. We treat each client in a manner consistent with the golden rule. We believe in building relationships and understand the key to a quality relationship is found in maintaining the highest level of integrity and trust. We continually strive to do the right thing and do right by our clients. history Trusted Since 1962 In 1962, Jim Brown founded what has become Brown Church Development Group. In 1994, after completing his career as Nebraska Cornhusker and professional football player, Todd Brown partnered with his father and eventually took over full control of the company in 2000. Throughout our history, we have offered outstanding church construction services to hundreds of satisfied clients. Build Our team is focused on insuring the church construction proceeds in a way glorifying to God. We strive to produce a quality church building which will serve your church's ministry for years to come. In fact, our goal goes beyond just building a facility. We desire to accomplish ministry as we build for ministry—to help your church reach beyond its doors and into the community. We believe the church building phase should bring your church and community together in new ways. We encourage loan officers, subcontractors, and local businesses to partner with church members and the Brown team to live out Christ's heart for the community throughout the church construction project. Find Your Solution 3 simple steps 1. Survey Your Needs Complete a brief survey to establish your needs and objectives. 2. Receive a Clarification Call Talk with us about the issues you're facing and clarify what you feel you need. 3. Get a SUGGESTED SOLUTIONS REPORT Use the suggested solutions report to find answers and solutions specific to your situation. GET STARTED OUR SERVICES discover Coaching & Consulting Through in-depth ministry studies, leadership workshops, coaching, and webinars, our coaches and consultants help churches discover the barriers limiting their church growth and health. Read More design Ministry Focused Design Our ministry driven church designs are created by church architects who are active in ministry, understand different worship styles, and work seamlessly with our church construction team. Read More Fund Campaign Tools & Feasibility When your solution requires a capital campaign or financing, our members can help with 3D animations, 3D renderings, print materials, campaign tools, financial feasibility studies, and financial coaching. Read More build Church Building Construction Our church construction team has built over 1.5 million square feet for hundreds of churches across the country. Our integrated process, ensures you receive a cost-effective solution. Read More