This church had outgrown its traditional downtown location and faced a potentially divisive decision to move to a more open setting near the growth area of this rapidly expanding small town.
The new facility was the first phase of a three-part master plan developed to relocate the church to a 29.8-acre site west of the central business district. Phase 1 provided 60,000 SF plus 10,000 SF of shelled space, and included an interim sanctuary seating 411, a fellowship hall seating 350, classrooms, and administrative offices.
The interim sanctuary space was set within surrounding two-story education wings. These wings form courtyards on each side of the sanctuary allowing abundant natural light to illuminate large stained glass windows. The sanctuary then forms the center of the facility, rising above the roofs of the wings with a crowning dome topped by a cupola.
Since the original design completion, Cromwell assisted the church in finishing the shell space, revising the master plan for more growth and designing a 45,000 SF addition.