The Worship Center Renovation

Vision & Goals

Any good plan begins and ends with its vision and goals in mind. Once complete, here’s what this plan will accomplish:

Missional

We want our spaces to reflect our mission, encourage visitors to encounter Jesus, and equip members and attenders for Gospel witness.

Warm & Friendly

Our spaces should communicate our desire to welcome guests and should be easy to navigate for first-timers.

Relational

Areas to sit and linger facilitate conversations, community, growth in relationships, and encourage a close-knit church family.

Intimate

An updated color palette, lighting elements, and natural design elements convey a sense of warmth.

Contemporary

Updates to the visuals of our spaces will bring our facility’s look and feel into the 21st Century.

Functional

New furniture, equipment, and systems allow more control over auditorium lighting, audio, and video as well as more configurations in gathering spaces.

Comfortable

Updated seating in the auditorium, along with new lighting and audio equipment, improves the experience for everyone.

Efficient

Updated facilities allow us to make better use of spaces, energy, and personnel throughout the ministry year.

Renovation Improvements

There are plenty of reasons to renovate a building…but here are just a handful of the immediate benefits we’ll experience once the Reaching Beyond campaign is complete!

Vision & Goals

  • Missional
  • Warm and friendly
  • Relational
  • Intimate
  • Contemporary
  • Functional
  • Comfortable
  • Efficient

Auditorium

  • 1,550 total seats: 1,100 on main floor and 450 in the balcony
  • Three primary entrances: two located near the building’s north and south doors, plus a central entrance featuring wide stairs and/or ramps
  • New LED dimmable house lighting and new ceiling pads and grid
  • Comfortable, upholstered individual seating to replace pews
  • New audio, visual, and lighting systems
  • Expanded platform with flared side wings
  • Stage side walls create storage and pre-stage space with curtains for separation
  • Reconstructed audio and visual booths
  • Refinished platform walls with wood finish matching the building’s design features
  • New finishes including carpet and painted walls

Gathering Spaces

  • Expanded size to provide informal gathering space and seating areas
  • New sound-rated auditorium separation wall
  • Three focused entrances to the auditorium
  • Raised ceiling
  • New finishes including carpet, painted walls, and wood-finished walls throughout
  • New round aluminum finishes on columns
  • New soffits and open/closed ceilings featuring lighting and signage for unification and wayfinding
  • New lighting to define entrances, feature walls, and to include decorative wall-mounted and suspended fixtures
  • Guest service area at main entrances
  • New locations for flexible-use serving areas (coffee, snacks, information)
  • Movable information desk
  • New furniture including various tables, chairs, and soft seating

Other Considerations

  • Updated code-compliant sprinkler system
  • New HVAC system
  • Gas line separation with new meter
  • New security system
  • Possible reconfiguration of bookstore
  • Updates to GraceKIDS rooms

Proposed Floor Plan

The updated Worship Center will feature widened gathering spaces for ample seating, serving areas, and guest services. The new auditorium will feature individual seating, an extended platform, side-stage space, and updated audio, visual, and lighting systems.

Conceptual Renderings

Worship Center Renovation Animation: This animation demonstrates what the ideal fully-funded Worship Center renovation will include. Final designs and features are subject to funds raised.

Expanded Lobby: This more welcoming and spacious environment will allow us plenty of room for greeting and talking with one another.

New Carpeting: New textiles include removable carpet squares, which improve appearance and maintenance.

Entrance Ramps: Wheelchair-accessible entrances provide a better experience for those requiring stair-free accessibility.

Redesigned Stage: The stage and auditorium will be reshaped to provide a more intimate experience. Dimmable LED lighting will allow for more flexibility in the types of gatherings we can host.

Updated Seating: Cushioned seating with improved sight lines to the stage make the experience more appealing to visitors and long-time attenders alike.

New Technology: Modern audio and video equipment will bring our technological capacity into the 21st Century.

Note: All renderings are conceptual and do not necessarily reflect the final appearance of these spaces.

Next Steps

Pray.

Ask God to reveal what He’s calling you to contribute to this initiative. Join with your spouse or family members to commit yourself to follow His leading.

Learn more.

Contact us if you’d like more information on the Reaching Beyond campaign, the new Ministry Center, or the Worship Center Renovation.

Respond.

Based on God’s leading and your prayerful consideration, make a plan to contribute. You can give or contact us to make a variety of non-cash gifts.

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