We are building a church that will reach people for generations to come – there’s a spirit of excitement at what God is doing here!
New Nursery Space and Narthex
The Phase 2 expansion of Resurrection West includes new front doors for our church, a new Narthex for gathering as a community before and after services. We’re most excited about our new, permanent nurseries that will allow us to grow together as we become deeply committed Christians.
Ministry grew, but we felt that with a permanent location Resurrection West could accomplish even more – it was time to “put down roots!”
We continued to invite our friends and neighbors to join us at Resurrection West, and our space is filled with a congregation eager to worship, learn and serve together. Now it’s time for “branching out and making room for all!”
Phase 2 Design
The entry area to our building is small and congested making it difficult to greet and welcome visitors. We do not currently have a defined space for greeting, connection and conversation.
On many Sundays, we are at capacity in our morning services, adding chairs wherever we can find space. Our portable office building must be removed by the spring of 2017 and we need to create space for our staff. This will help us to offer important weekday care, ministry and hospitality as we continue to grow.
Main Level Notes:
- New permanent front door into a large narthex space to welcome, greet, and offer hospitality to new visitors.
- Renovation of current Sanctuary, relocating sound booth and moving soothing room near the front entrance. This adds some 200 new seats per service.
- Expanding current kitchen area for food preparation and service.
- Safe and secure nursery upstairs just beside Sanctuary and new Narthex.
- Areas for coffee, conversation, and connection in the new Narthex space.
Lower Level Notes:
- A total of 14 classrooms through renovation and addition for KiDSCOR Sunday School, midweek small groups, Bible studies, and more.
- Moving office space into current nursery that doubles as classroom space.
- Plans for future large kitchen and centrally located food preparation area (classroom in phase 2).
- Children’s play space located near coffee, connection and conversation areas.
Master Plan Design
Four principles have guided our building design.
- First impressions: We want to keep in mind the first-time visitor and their experience walking in our front door. Where is worship? Where do I take my kids? Where do I get a cup of coffee? How does it all work here? These questions were kept in mind as we sought to design space that put kids and community front and center.
- Ministry pockets: We wanted to make space for the one-on-one conversations or moments of prayer and connection with ministry pockets through the design.
- Sacred axis: We wanted to make space for the one on one conversation or moment of prayer and connection with ministry pockets through the design. We were intentional in creating a sacred axis that leads us toward the Sanctuary and Chapel to worship our Lord.
- Integration with our property: We wanted to take advantage of this great property and its natural trees, drawing in the beauty of creation.