Renovation and/ or the construction of a building is a vulnerable experience especially for church communities; nevertheless it provides a wonderful opportunity to renew a community’s faith, worship experience and idea of Church. My approach is to empower the Baptized through education of Liturgy, Art and Architecture, Spiritual Development, Group Charrettes of Ritual and Space, the Dissection and understanding of Group Systems and the outward development of the Design Process by which
the Vision becomes real. Also it is important for the Consultant/ Architect to be a healthy servant of the community to lead by experience through a difficult and sometimes stressful but rewarding and growth-filled process. This process/ philosophy can be used and modified for any faith tradition and has produced wonderful results.