Complications Likely Avoided

  • Utilizes user’s historical attendance, giving and expenses
  • Building a larger facility than the user can afford
  • Overlooking costs not in contractor’s scope of supply
  • Uncertainty regarding the future facility needs
  • Overlooked soft costs
  • Proceeding without a safety net plan should the capital campaign not meet expectations
  • Making the debt service payment the primary objective of the organization
  • Creating a “build on faith” vs. “use good stewardship” conflict in the building team

One verse that contrasts God’s providence with man’s will is Proverbs 16:9 NLT "We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps.”John Calvin speaking on this matter said: “God’s Providence is no excuse for imprudence.”

“Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many counselors bring success.” Prov. 15: 22 NLT