Has your church or ministry ever considered a building or expansion program? Have you ever stepped out in faith only to get bogged down in details? Is your master plan little more than a "pretty picture" to present to your congregation? In Master Planning: More than Pretty Pictures, author Timothy L. Cool provides a comprehensive primer to lead you through the myriad details, processes, steps, and decisions that must be considered as part of a church building project. With more than twenty-three years of experience working with churches, ministers, and their leadership, Cool addresses the issues churches must confront and the questions that must be answered at every critical step of the master planning process and facilities expansion project. It includes helpful information about topics such as land and site selection, zoning, funding and financing, the architectural review process, construction, and post-construction. Providing realistic and practical applications, Master Planning: More than Pretty Pictures communicates the importance of creating a master plan the right way. Crafted correctly, a solid master plan can bring unity, a renewed sense of purpose, and financial stability to the church.