Design and Ministry Needs
The leaders of Trevecca Community Church have a substantial vision of growth for their church and membership. Their mission is to glorify God by building bridges between the Trevecca Community and the world beyond. To achieve this mission and vision, they realized the need for a functional building that was inviting to others and capable of supporting new ministries that would help reach the surrounding Nazarene community.
With the initial building costs rising beyond Trevecca’s available budget, church leaders worked with The McKnight Group to develop a master plan and approach building in phases, allowing the church to plan and coordinate fundraising efforts in stages for manageability.
In 2003, The McKnight Group started Phase 1, which consisted of remodeling the existing worship center and adding a new office wing at the front of the building. In 2007, Phase 2 saw increased expansion: the demolition of an old building and the construction of a large, flexible multi-ministry space.
The new 44,720 square foot building can be used for a variety of different activities, and Trevecca partners and supports the local Nazarene College for anything from rehearsals to large events. The worship center is state-of-the-art and features enhanced sound and video capabilities. The building also features a nursery, full-service kitchen, fireside room, upscale café and a basement area that can be used for expanding ministries to the poor, allowing Trevecca to actively engage and support their surrounding community.
Since the completion of Phase 2, Trevecca Community Church has seen its membership grow from 500 to over 900, with the facility and ministries helping to provide exposure to new people and students every week. Trevecca has become a tremendous resource for both the neighboring college and the community that they serve.