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Feasibility Studies

What Is a Feasibility Study?

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A Feasibility study is an objective analysis of what a church needs--and what is feasible for it--to build. Church building today is both complex and expensive.  A feasibility study will identify the current and future needs of the ministries and translate those needs into land and building requirements along with a feasible plan to make it happen.


We recommend that a Feasibility study be done as early in the planning process as possible. Certainly, the best time is before you invest a lot of money in design and as early as two to three years before you build. 


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An independent study showed that those churches that performed a feasibility study prior to their building program had much higher overall satisfaction with the outcome and experienced less conflict during the process. Practical experience also demonstrates that proper planning makes for an overall smoother and less expensive building program.

The benefit of this process in developing confidence, unity, and widespread support cannot be overstated. A proper process that solicits the input of the congregation and then presents a coherent plan to meet the need is a unifying force. Typically, once the congregation votes to adopt the recommendations, the church enjoys the endorsement and support of over 90% of the congregation in a church vote.

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The Feasibility Study Process

The study is kicked off with the collection of information about the ministry, the congregation, and the community including attendance history, current member demographics, and ministry finances. We conduct personal interviews with church leaders and members to solicit their input on the needs of each of the ministries and to understand the church's culture, goals, and vision.

Additionally, we implement a professional online congregational survey to determine church health. We then analyze and review the data through the lens of our experience. Based on our experience and sound church growth practices we answer the following questions:

  • Does the church need to build?

  • What does the church need to build and how was this determined from our needs?

  • What can the church afford to build and how will it pay for the building program?

  • When is the right time to build with consideration to need & financial ability?

We then provide the church with a report with a recommendation on the most feasible solutions and a suggested timeline for moving forward. 


Benefits of a Feasibility Study

Your church will enjoy many of the following benefits:

  • Increased overall support for the building program.

  • Understanding what the church needs to build and how this was determined.

  • Congregational unity on appropriate action and timing.

  • Reduced conflict in the planning of church facilities.

  • Increased confidence in the plan, timeline, and budget.

  • Reduction in time commitments for the church leaders and building committee.

  • Elimination of dead-end ideas that waste time, money, and effort.

  • Reduced stress on the leadership and building committee.

  • Reduced cost in architectural and engineering fees.

  • Reduced cost by avoiding preventable errors or omissions.

  • Reduced risk: financial, legal, and relational.

  • More realistic expectations for the building program, a major factor in overall satisfaction.

  • A faster, easier, and more efficient building program.

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Peter Leal, Jr.
Associate Pastor, Victory Church
Middlefield, CT

I am a pastor at a church in central CT of around five hundred people and in 2021 we knew that God was calling us to begin to build a new facility to reach more people in our local area. We contacted Rod Rogers at Abundant Giving and he began to work on the Needs and Feasibility study for our needs. The experience has been—in a word—incredible.

The Feasibility study was jam-packed with information that has been invaluable in helping us to plan for the future. The demographic breakdown of our local area compared to those demographics within the church helped us to know how we were doing in terms of reaching people of all backgrounds and situations.

Also, the precise calculations made for the total square footage needed to build in accommodating everyone and everything who would come and take place in the new facility has given us confidence looking forward to talking with architects and making our future vision more concrete.

Having Rod personally there walking us through all of the details was reassuring and confidence-producing for our leaders and members. 
I would highly recommend Rod Rogers and Abundant Giving for a Feasibility study.

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