Moving your parish is hard enough, but when a church is asked to
completely relocate, it can be a stressful and arduous task. With
an accelerated timetable, how do you concept and plan quickly while
still listening for God’s voice telling you what His plan for
church truly is?
This was the challenge facing The Church at Polaris in 1990. Due
to the construction of an upscale mall called The Polaris Fashion
Place, the church was asked to relocate their facility to make room
for a new interchange that would support the mall and retail growth
of the area. They needed a building that would reflect the architecture
of the Polaris area and be attractive to people in the community.
In addition, they also desired a facility to grow and expand their
focus on children’s ministries.
Between 1990 and 2006, The McKnight Group worked with The Church
at Polaris in a multi-phased construction effort that included an
800 seat, multi-ministry worship facility with expanded lobby space,
a café, coffee shop and an indoor playland. The building also
features a K-8 Christian school, and an amazing facility called The
Gathering Place, which serves as a daycare and preschool for children
ages six months to prekindergarten.
The Gathering Place was designed to support the church’s goal
of creating a warm and inviting facility that would appeal to children
The Church at Polaris has become renowned throughout
the community for its daycare facilities, focus on children
and the cutting edge ministry it uses to reach the community.
The McKnight Group worked with The Church at Polaris
to develop a multi-ministry facility to support its vision:
Love God, Love People, Serve the World. In times when
the growth of many churches has declined, The Church
at Polaris continues to flourish and expand, bringing
the word of God to new members with its open and inviting
approach to ministries.