Solutions

Buildings and Finance

We Help You Make Great Decisions at Critical Moments

For churches, the biggest challenge is not getting through construction; it is getting to construction. At Ministry Solutions, we don’t just understand construction; we have expertise in design, finance, ministry, and construction management to ensure that you get the right project within budget and delivered on time with competitive financing.
 
While dreaming of a new building project for your ministry can be an exciting time, the reality of managing and coordinating a project of that magnitude is a significant undertaking that requires time and experience. From building the right team to securing financial resources to identifying a design that fits your vision, timeline, and budget - a successful project requires an experienced guide to join your team and lead the way.

How We Can Help

From Concept to Completion Consulting

Project Clarity

Identify the right property, the right project, and the best funding model.

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Project Management

Enlist an experienced advocate who will deliver your project on time and within budget.

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Buildings That Fund Ministry

Monetize your existing real estate by serving your community during the week.

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Multisite

Effectively create ministry capacity by adding additional locations that pay for themselves.

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Property Selection

Identify the right property within the budget to accelerate growth

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Project Financing

Fund the right project faster and have banks competing for your business.

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Value to Fee on Average

$1B+ in successfully managed and funded church projects. Millions of dollars of annual revenue created for churches through activated spaces.

Our Process

Clear Financial Strategy

Donor and Attendance data analysis

Donor Heat Maps

Debt Capacity Analysis

Fundraising Requirements and Timing Analysis

Overall capital requirements

Assessment of existing real estate

Concept Design

Programming document including every square footage need for each ministry area

Bubble diagrams and space plans

Conceptual site plan (including parking layouts)

Multisite models and prototypes

Property Search Criteria

Establish Budget & Timelines

Lease vs Purchase analysis

Evaluate Hard cost / site costs / soft costs

Meet with local general contractors

Project Milestone Schedule

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Move Forward with Clarity

We believe in investing in relationships before we ask for commitments. This free analysis is for growing, innovative churches who are looking to move forward on a building project within the next two years.

Meet Your Consultants

Brittany DeRoche

PROJECT ADMINISTRATOR

Dave Dummitt

CONSULTANT, Lead Pastor, Willow Creek

Mergers, Buildings and Finance, Buildings that Fund Ministry

Derek Murphy

PROJECT MANAGER

Project Clarity, Project Management,  Buildings and Finance

Glenn Wood

CONSULTANT, Seacoast Church

Data Insights and Analytics, Buildings and Finance, Project Financing

Jan Stephens

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Nathan Artt

PRINCIPAL & FOUNDER

Data Insights and Reporting, Multisite, Project Financing, Buildings and Finance, Digital Engagement

Terry Campbell

DIRECTOR OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Project Clarity, Project Management,  Buildings and Finance

Brittany DeRoche

PROJECT ADMINISTRATOR

Brittany DeRoche joined Ministry Solutions in March 2020 as a Project Administrator. She brings over 19 years of experience to the team with a diverse background in customer service, project management, logistics, and marketing.
 
Brittany is responsible for providing administrative support to the project managers. She helps them stay organized, on track, and ensures that all items are progressing well for project success. With her diverse skill sets and extensive experience, she can perform various roles within the project management department, such as developing and managing project schedules, managing calendars, creating project documents, and streamlining processes to enhance productivity in the company.
 
Brittany also has a key role on the activated spaces team, leading the process of childcare partnerships.

Brittany is happily married to her best friend Peter and together they have four children: Hannah, Amelia, Sean, and Olivia. As a family, they love spending time outdoors, camping, and traveling. Despite their busy schedules, they still make time for each other. In addition to her career and family, Brittany is an ultra-runner, triathlete, coffee aficionado, and nutrition enthusiast. Her dedication to athletics is reflected in her daily life and work, and she doesn't let obstacles get in her way. Brittany is a woman of great faith, always looking for the positives in life, and inspiring others with her positive outlook.

Dave Dummitt

CONSULTANT, Lead Pastor, Willow Creek

Mergers, Buildings and Finance, Buildings that Fund Ministry

David Dummitt is the Senior Pastor of Willow Creek Community Church. He is an innovative, entrepreneurial pastor and leader with a strong passion for helping people take the first and next steps with God. He is known for his collaborative leadership style, ability to build strong teams, and future-focused missional-facility development.

Before his role at Willow, Dave served as the Founding and Lead Pastor of 2|42 Community Church, ranked by Outreach Magazine for seven years in a row as one of the largest and fastest-growing churches in America. Under Dave’s leadership, 2|42 grew from a 40-member launch team meeting in Dave’s living room to over 10,000 people meeting at seven different campuses each weekend.  2|42 was built as a church committed to community outreach and radical generosity and is nationally known for award-winning public community centers comprised of indoor sports and fitness facilities, cafes, playscapes for kids, and a school for the arts.   

Dave has significant experience navigating the complexities of expansion and growth in ministries of all types and sizes and has a strong understanding of missional facility development and leadership strategy. He previously served as the North American Regional Director for NewThing, a global church-planting network. Under Dave’s leadership, 2|42 helped to plant over 30 churches. 
Dave is skilled at developing compelling missional facilities and equipping church leaders to maximize their impact through community engagement. Dave also helps leaders grow and multiply healthy teams, cultivate great culture, and develop strong systems that support growing churches. 

Dave has led 2|42 through several generosity campaigns, totaling more than 33 million dollars. His business savvy combined with his pastoral leadership allowed him to serve on the board of the Solomon Foundation, the fastest-growing church extension fund in history, with assets totaling over 500 million dollars in seven years. Additionally, Dave partnered with two gifted technology developers to create GYVE, an innovative generosity development tool for churches and nonprofits.  

Dave holds a BA in Bible and Theology from Wheaton College. He and his wife, Rachel, reside in Crystal Lake, Illinois, and have four children. 

Derek Murphy

PROJECT MANAGER

Project Clarity, Project Management,  Buildings and Finance

Being passionate in pursuit of Christ Jesus, Derek’s devotion to the building of God’s kingdom is amplified by 26 years of professional commercial construction building experience. Derek served alongside Ministry Solutions as the General Contractor on a large project 2 years prior to coming on board and is a dynamic fit to the vision and service of the Ministry Solutions Team.


Derek is a graduate of the Auburn University Building Science program and was a Project Executive within his general construction firm for the previous 8 years. His career has provided a variety of different building experiences including government, military installations, municipal, health care, large commercial, multifamily, and education. With a strong heart for ministry and service, Derek has always felt a special calling to the multiple church building projects within this portfolio.    


Derek Murphy joined Ministry Solutions in October 2022, serving as a Project Manager. The Project Manager’s primary role is to give special attention to design goals and deadlines, construction milestones, budgetary goals, and quality assurance to building standards while maintaining a strong and efficient team synergy. The Project Manager assists the owner in the selection of the construction team and vendors, will lead all project meetings, develop and maintain the overall project schedule, establish the project budget, and manage the project expectations from start to finish, documenting all processes for the client to ensure quality guidance in all decision-making processes.


Derek resides on a small farm south of Nashville, Tennessee with his wife Emily where they homeschool their children, Ella, Evan, and Emmett. Derek is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hunting, backpacking, and kayaking with his family, and serves as the men's minister within his local church congregation.

Glenn Wood

CONSULTANT, Seacoast Church

Data Insights and Analytics, Buildings and Finance, Project Financing

Glenn Wood is the Pastor of Administration for Seacoast Church where he has served since 1995. Seacoast is a multisite non-denominational church with 14 campuses across South and North Carolina. He oversees church administration, legal work, campus leases, site selection, campus design, politics, forecasting, construction projects, capital projects, bank relationships, and coordinates the works with the IT/AV departments work in campuses. He has a passion for working with data, data analytics, and operations. 

His background includes retail store management, operations, logistics, construction, facility management, and management of sales teams. His work at Seacoast started when the church was one location and had weekend attendance of about 600. Currently the church has an average of 15,000 weekend attenders across all campuses. He is also the liaison for the Board of Trustees and works with them in carrying out the directives and coordinating compilation of data for their meetings. 

He oversees all construction projects for Seacoast including the recent addition of a 2,500 seat sanctuary that opened in 2019 in Mt Pleasant, SC. Projects have ranged in size from $2,000 to $30,000,000. He is involved in all phases of project development, budgeting, design, execution, and facility commissioning. 

Glenn works with the Church Network and heads up the Metro Network which is a group of roughly 400 churches across the US and Canada of congregations of 2,000 weekly attenders and up. He collaborates with Church Administrators, Executive Pastors and Operations Pastors across the country to share ideas, policies, and assist with operational questions.

He speaks at churches and at national conferences on topics including church operations, Working From Home, teaching Microsoft Excel classes, construction projects, and other topics. 

Basically, he does what no one else wants to do!

Jan Stephens

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

With 20+ years of experience in the public, private, and faith-based sectors, Jan is passionate about using her skills to advance God's Kingdom.


Since 2018, she has served as the Executive Director of Ministry Solutions, specializing in operations, systems, and processes. Her leadership and oversight span across multiple business disciplines of operational functions. Jan has also held positions in Operations, Administration, Human Resources, and Risk Management throughout her career. She earned a B.B.A. in Management from Georgia College and State University.


Jan is happily married to her best friend, Keith, and enjoys performing together on their church's praise team and spending time with family. During her free time, Jan likes to read, swim, cycle, and go to the beach as often as possible!

Nathan Artt

PRINCIPAL & FOUNDER

Data Insights and Reporting, Multisite, Project Financing, Buildings and Finance, Digital Engagement

Nathan is the principal and founder of Ministry Solutions Group, an organization located in Atlanta, GA that assists churches with intelligent growth strategies. In his role at Ministry Solutions, Nathan has the responsibility of identifying and engaging the best leaders in business and in ministry to equip leaders for the Church of the Future. Since 2012, Ministry Solutions Group has managed and funded over $1B in church projects across North America and has led a small but experienced team in helping some of the largest and fastest-growing churches in America develop strategies for growth. 

After becoming a Christian at Buckhead Church in 2010, Nathan Artt started Ministry Solutions Group in late 2012,  following a successful career in commercial real estate, banking, and private equity. Nathan left his position as the SVP of Corporate Development at one of the largest financial firms in the country to follow a passion to see the local church accelerate growth. His leadership has helped grow a small, one-man shop serving a few churches per year to a boutique, mid-size consulting firm with over $1 Billion in successfully funded and managed church projects.

Nathan has two wonderful children; Canaan and Evie. In his spare time, he loves anything that involves his kids' desire for adventures, exploring Atlanta, and writing. He and his family are members of Grace Midtown Church in Atlanta, GA, and enjoy volunteering in various ministries there.

Terry Campbell

DIRECTOR OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Project Clarity, Project Management,  Buildings and Finance

Terry’s diverse construction background, leadership, problem-solving abilities, thoroughness, and 100% project success rate of time and budget adherence brings several elements to every project for success.

Terry graduated from The Citadel in Charleston, SC, with a Civil Engineering degree and has worked in the construction industry for over 25 years. Over his career, Terry has been a part of managing over 1 billion dollars of construction.  During this time, he is most proud of his work in the ministry environment, where has not only built churches as the general contractor but also managed them as an owner representative for a variety of churches. Terry has also worked for one of the largest construction management/program management/architectural firms (Heery International) for a great deal of his career as a Senior Project Manager. There, he was part of the management team for the Atlanta Aquarium project, one of the largest in the world. Terry also brings a unique element to project management due to being a former Building Official, which helps bring a higher level of quality control of all projects that he is involved in.  One of Terry’s most notable projects is completing the Airport People Mover at the Atlanta Airport where he was tasked as the overall manager for the project. Terry has always had a desire for ministry and looks forward to enhancing and ensuring success for all projects he is involved in.

Terry Campbell joined Ministry Solutions in May 2019 as a Project Manager. Terry’s role as an Owner’s Representative is to lead the church during the design development of the project, specifically to lead the team of consultants through the planning and construction of the project, keeping the team accountable to the goals of schedule, budget, and quality.  This includes facilitating the selection of the construction team and vendors, leading project meetings, developing the project schedule, creating and tracking the project budget, project cost control, consultant management, documenting and managing the project expectations, as well as guiding the client in the decision-making process. Terry is the second-best basketball player on the Ministry Solutions Group team. 

Success Stories

THRIVING PARTNERSHIPS

A Note from Our Partner

"Nathan Artt and the Ministry Solutions team have brought a revolutionary approach to help churches create financial margin and manage projects for church expansion in a cost-effective way. They assist churches in getting the best funding when needed, make the best decisions about facilities in order to get the maximum return on financial investment and then manage the project to insure maximum savings. They do for local churches what local church leaders want to do but don’t know how to do it. Engaging Ministry Solutions will be one of the smartest investments your church will ever make and will save your church more money than you can imagine. Don’t do another project without them!"

Jim Tomberlin
Jim Tomberlin

Founder, MultiSite Solutions

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