On Monday this past week, our church Dream Team met with Mr. Steve Hill to begin the process of creating the blueprints for our church’s relocation to our new property and facilities. Mr. Steve Hill was just selected as the top architect in the Gainesville/Hall County area. Our church is very blessed to have a talented and respected leader like this helping us.
Many will remember he was present when our church celebrated God’s provision of the new site and buildings. You will recall his unexpected offer to donate his services and provide working plans for the renovations and construction necessary at the new property. Already, he has presented a beautiful visual rendering of the new building which is on display in our worship center. We all praise God for sending Mr. Hill to us. We need to pray for him as he does God’s work.
The initial meeting with Mr. Hill was a general organization and brain storming type session. Basically, the purpose was to determine the general number of people the facilities would be constructed to accommodate. We learned from Mr. Hill that the worship center would determine the size and arrangement of the remaining education and fellowship space.
It was generally agreed that the worship center should be a space that would seat 250 people with a platform area large enough to accommodate a praise team of up to 15 people, along with a utility area equipped with sound—lighting and video equipment.
Nothing beyond the general size of the space was discussed such as aesthetics or layout. It was agreed that the platform will need to be elevated like it is now to provide adequate sight access to the congregation and that seating would need to be staggered throughout the space.
It was also agreed that we would begin this planning phase of our process with the following classroom and fellowship space outline:
- Fellowship Space to accommodate up to 125
- Working Kitchen Space
- 15 Bible Study Classrooms
- Nursery to accommodate up to 6 bed babies
- Toddler to Preschool area to accommodate up to 10 children.
- Children’s rooms based on 1 teacher to 10 children ratio
- Student rooms based on 1 teacher to 15 students ratio
- Adult rooms based on 1 teacher to 20 adult ratio
Pray – Pray – Pray as we continue to plan, raise the necessary funding and prepare to move to the place God has provided. GOD IS AT WORK! We praise Him for all He has done.