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Cogun Partners with Three Growing Churches

Cogun is currently working on three church expansion projects. Cogun is a firm that partners with independent architectural firms to design and build church facilities. All three churches face facility needs which are not being met currently and are seeking the counsel of Cogun’s expertise in consulting, design, and construction services.

Crossroads United Methodist Church Oakdale, Penn.

Crossroads UMC was the first multi-site church located in the Pittsburgh area and has growth from only a few families to now over 1,000 attendees at all three campuses.  The other two campuses are located in Bridgeville and East Liberty.

“The leadership team at Crossroads is a warm, Godly group of men and women who are impassioned about their ministry and extremely open to the consultative process and moving forward with this needed project,” shares Jeff Kempton, Project Consultant for Cogun.

Crossroads has signed an Agreement with Cogun for consulting, design, and construction services, which will cover preliminary consulting services through design, and executed construction.  The project will focus on addressing the needs of the 700 people who attend church at the Oakland campus and enable the church to continue their growth and ministry outreach.

Eastlake Community Church, Irmo, South Carolina

After years of meeting in area schools, Eastlake Community Church built a new facility in 2004 to help house their growing ministries.  Now, in 2009, the church is at another crossroads where ministry space is a challenge.  The church has continued to grow in numbers, now offering three Sunday morning services for their 1,000 plus weekly attendees.

Cogun is assisting the church in evaluating the next steps for dealing with space problems.  Cogun will be evaluating the church’s overall master plan and working with the church’s leadership to formulate both short term and long term strategies to build a better building solution for them.

“For me, as the Project Consultant, it’s inspiring to be on board with Eastlake.  Our relationship holds a common thread in their desire to help people and enable them to reach their full potential in Christ.  In a recent meeting, Kevin Pike, Eastlake’s Lead Pastor commented that he often loses sleep over thinking about the people of Columbia, South Carolina, who need Christ in their life.  It’s exciting for Cogun to share in his passion and we are humbled by the opportunity we have to partner in a project that has great potential to further impact Columbia,” explains Matt Robertson, Project Consultant for Cogun.

While the exact details of the expansion project are not known at this time, facilities will be considered which support the church’s passion for ministering to families as a whole and the next generation of children and youth.

Fellowship Bible Church, Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Fellowship Bible Church is ready to strategize the best way to accommodate their growing church.  The church is a church plant from Little Rock, Ark., that currently meets in Blackmon Middle School and averages 300-400 in attendance per weekend.  Fellowship Bible is considering building a permanent facility and hired Cogun to help them navigate through their options and conduct due diligence.

“I am really impressed with their clarity of purpose and how well they know who they are.  God has built an incredible core group of people in this church that will continue to effectively minister to people in Rutherford County for many years to come,” shares Randy Ongie, Cogun’s Project Consultant for the project.

Cogun will be working alongside the church leadership team to analyze ministry needs/goals, demographics, financial feasibility, and high-level programming. This guidance will help Fellowship Bible create a clear plan that will help expand and further the church’s ministry goals to the growing congregation and surrounding community.

About Cogun

Cogun helps churches with the opportunities of expansion and has partnered with over 670 projects in 33 states.  Cogun partners with independent architectural firms to design and build church facilities that accommodate dreams and desires.  Cogun manages the entire process, from pre-design to post-construction services, and with their development expertise and industry partner relationships, Cogun is helping churches expand.

For more information about Cogun, please visit www.cogun.com.

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