church on the go helps company grow
Mich, in salt water every Sunday morning.
, About 500 members of the North Ridge Church were reconfigured in a middle school auditorium with a carefully crafted prefabricated pulpit, and the service became active.
The device that the volunteers first began to assemble at 7 in the morningm.
After the end of the service, put back in the box and trailer, is a non-
A sectarian Church in Plymouth that provides services in salt water without the need to purchase real estate and operate buildings.
These kits are also part of a trend driving the growth of the Troy portable Church industry, which produces and sells equipment used by national religious organizations to transform schools, and places such as cinemas become temporary places of worship.
Kendra Malloy, marketing director of portable churches, said: \"Churches have a huge impact on the community . \" He noted that a key goal for private companies is to help the church expand.
\"Our job is to find out all the parts and components they need to do the job.
\"Portable churches have been growing steadily since 1994 with annual sales of less than $10 million.
The company estimates about 200 portable churches have been sold this year.
Scott Cougill, the company\'s new CEO, said he wanted to increase sales by 10% to 15%.
In addition to reaching more churches, Cougill says, the company can expand its future by moving manufacturing expertise in portable prefabricated equipment to other industries.
It\'s hard to know how many groups are on the portable Church market.
No one keeps track of how many churches and other religious groups rent public places for worship --
The company says the groups have been opening new churches as part of their mission to promote the gospel.
Portable Church estimates its market share is less than 10%.
The company was founded by industrial engineer Peter van der Harst, who transformed his experience of creating a church in the public space of Troy Kensington church into a business.
Kit loaded on trailer in customdesigned cases.
These components typically include stage, audio, video and lighting equipment, similar to the equipment set up by the touring band in the arena and Civic Center.
They range from about $15,000 to $900,000.
It takes 30 minutes to a few hours to set it up and take it off.
Typically, the equipment is purchased by established churches seeking to open new churches in another area until they can purchase the property.
Some churches decided not to invest in permanent buildings at all.
To accommodate its growth, portable churches will move some of their manufacturing operations to new locations early next year.
The new location is also in Troy, not far from headquarters.
Cougill, an executive priest at the Los Angeles Pacific Crossroads Church, joined the company in October, saying part of the challenge facing the company was to look for customers because the Church industry was so fragmented.
For example, when Cougill was at the Pacific crossing, the church was expanding into a new location that could benefit from the portable church\'s purchase of equipment, but he said because the church did not know about the company
The company says the states with the largest demand for portable churches include Texas, Florida, Georgia and North Carolina.
\"We want to make enough money to grow,\" he said . \"
\"But because we help the church, we try to reduce our costs and our fees.