We lead organizations to be intentional with the planning, development and life cycle management of the facilities God has entrusted them.
Our team has assisted hundreds of Churches, Christian schools and ministries plan, develop, build and manage facilities. $4-6 Billion is budgeted annually on facilities. That’s right…billion with a B. Monies God has entrusted to his people. This is serious stuff!
We’ve developed a process that puts the church’s vision, mission DNA and culture at the center of an intentional process instead of allowing a facility (owned or leased) to be the driving motivator. Shifting the discussion from “buildings” to “tools.”
Our proven Project Facilitation Process assists organizations in evaluating, analyzing, developing, planning and implementing solutions that meet specific situations. To best accomplish all the nuances and complexities of facility initiatives, we’ve segmented our process into four disciplines:
- …and then back to Dream
Our intentional process is ideal for churches/ministries that:
- Don’t know what they need to know
- Don’t know where to start (or are stuck)
- Consider possibilities before a long-term commitment to a project
- Need an advocate to lead the initiative
- Need a project “translator” to interpret construction-eese
- Want to stay focused on ministry and not facilities
If that sounds like you, then you need an INTENTIONAL Process.
Chief Solutions Officer
& Project Facilitator
Tim Cool is founder of Cool Solutions Group, but more importantly, the husband to Lisa and father to 20 year old triplets. His passion is serving churches to be intentional with their facilities…and he loves hiking in the NC Mountains.
Lisa Cool is the co-founder of Cool Solutions Group and assists in developing strategic relationships. Lisa is the mother of the Cool Triplets and loves spending time being a wife, mother and caretaker of her 2 Old English Sheep Dogs.
Tim Sayles comes from a background of church facility management, restaurant management, and golf course management. Tim is a 1995 graduate of SUNY Fredonia. When not working for Cool Solutions Group, Tim is a U17 boys basketball coach for Pro Skills Select.
Lorrie Eriksen has over 30 years of Administrative and Customer Service experience. When Lorrie is not working for Cool Solutions Group, she enjoys spending time with her 5 grandchildren, family, and 2 standard poodles. She also enjoys painting, biking, singing, and more!
When Jennifer finishes spreading the word about eSpace's software to help people better manage their organization's resources, you can find her whipping up a delicious banana shake, singing boldly at the top of her lungs, or answering the question “why?” for the eleventy-bajillionth time. She's also an unashamed Jesus follower, faithful wife, doting mama, award-winning journalist, wannabe runner and perpetual college student.
IT Solutions Director
Tim Owens has over 19 years of programming experience. Tim is a 1999 Graduate of Appalachian State University. He is an avid fan of Duke Blue Devils, Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets, and Atlanta Braves. When not in front of a computer, Tim can be found on a tennis court where is competes at a high level.
When it comes to managing church projects and space, Tim’s expertise is best in class. He is professional, delivers on time and with excellence. I’ve tried to hire him myself. You should too!
William Vanderbloemen, President
The Vanderbloemen Search Group
Having worked with Tim and Cool Solutions Group on several projects, I know he understands the nuances of churches exploring multisite options.
Operations and Expansion Pastor, Elevation Church
They bring wisdom and experience to the table and look for the right solution for each client. Hiring them is a decision you will not regret.
CEO & Principal, GENERIS; Co-author, “Contagious Generosity”
They know churches, buildings, and ministry. They care about people. We made the right choice. We recommend Cool Solutions Group with the highest regard!
Senior Pastor, Sharon United Methodist Church
Their holistic approach coupled with practical solutions makes them an obvious end-to-end choice to any organization.
CEO & Founder, Belay
They get it. At the same time they understand local ministry, architecture, construction, and the life cycle of a facility – issues outside our expertise. I thank God for the Cool people!
Bruce B. Miller
Senior Pastor, Christ Fellowship; Author, Your Life in Rhythm and Your Church in Rhythm
It has been a great asset to have Cool Solutions Group as a consultant during the development of our campuses. We would not want to venture into a development project without them on our team.
Executive Pastor, Elevation Church
Their attentive focus, innovative solutions, straight-forward input and depth of experience will significantly help a church save time and trouble.
President and Principal, Generis
Their team has the experience and technical knowledge to provide facility solutions for the future of your ministry…however, they have the right heart to serve your ministry where it is today.
Senior Pastor, Stevens Street Baptist Church
Not only does he know everything you need to know about church construction and facilities their “can-do” approach will make it a fun process. Before you lay another brick, rent a building or spend another facility dollar, talk to Tim.
Founder & Senior Strategist, MultiSite Solutions; Author “125 Tips for Multisite Churches”, Co-Author “Better Together and Church Locality”
They have a deep understanding of the relationship between culture, ministry, leadership and facilities. In today’s environment of limited resources, wisely stewarding our leadership and facility resources is not only Godly, but vital.
CEO, Aspen Group
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