This is a complete remodel and renovation of the space that will result in an increased capacity. We are planning to install new furnishings (i.e. seats), a new floor and wall coverings, new lighting, and new sound and video equipment, as well as restructure the stage and set, and reconfigure the entrances and exits.
We believe this investment will be our most impactful over the long term for two reasons:
Updated technology: One of the most significant line items in our worship auditorium budget is new technology, which is estimated at approximately $1.3 million. We estimate that half of this investment will have a life-cycle of more than ten years and will allow us to reach thousands more people every Sunday, many of whom may be off-campus.
New seating: We are also planning to replace our pews with over 900 seats, an investment of around $300,000. These seats are expected to last for around 20 years and will increase our seating capacity around 35% to approximately 1,800 people per Sunday.
The interior of our worship auditorium will look and feel different – it will be modern and comfortable. But we acknowledge that the worship auditorium is our primary space for worship and hearing God’s word as a church body. A cross will be tastefully and notably displayed in the front of the room. We will purchase a portable baptistry that may be used in the worship auditorium for baptism during our main worship services.