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Creating a Budget for a Construction Project


Apr 29, 2023


9:15 am - 10:00 am


Facility Design‚ Use‚ and Safety

Creating a budget for a construction project is complicated and dependent on several factors – your church’s specific needs and desires, financing capabilities, and, last but certainly not least, God’s direction in the project. This session will help you think about these areas when beginning the planning phase of your construction project and set you up for a successful building project.

Takeaways include:

  • Avoid the pitfalls of shortsighted planning
  • Create a roadmap for future growth
  • Do it once
  • Do it right
  • Have a better chance at consensus

Sponsored by:


  • David Batten
    David Batten
    President of JH Batten, Inc.

    David Batten is a fourth-generation builder with a heart for church ministry having served his church in various leadership capacities. His company, JH Batten, Inc., continues his passion for church ministry as he has surrounded himself with a team that has similar values with one goal in mind – to do what’s best for the church whether that means building, not building, waiting, repurposing, or renovating. For several years David was the President of the National Association of Church Design-Builders, a national organization of design-builders dedicated to improving the design-build process specifically for churches and ministry organizations, providing a database of design and construction costs, and offering churches vetted subcontractors with ministry-specific experience. Today he continues to lead JH Batten, Inc., working closely with his team to continually improve processes and systems related to all areas of construction.


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