Design and Ministry Needs
Church of the Messiah desired for their traditional worship space to have the flexibility to adapt with new and emerging methods of worship. They felt limited by their dated 1957 sanctuary and foyer with antiquated flooring, wall panels, and inefficient lighting systems that were difficult to control. The stage was lacking open space, handicap accessibility, as well as suitable overhead screens and media capabilities. The McKnight Group provided Church of the Messiah with guidance to overcome their facility’s hindrances and expand their worship ministry capabilities.
Through selected demolition, the sanctuary and foyer were renovated with new finishes, flooring, lighting systems, and a reconfigured stage conducive to their worship style. This included a new backdrop screen with impressive projection capabilities, a chair lift built to offer handicap accessibility, and the sound booth was enlarged on the modified balcony. The existing wood doors and trim, as well as the church’s large custom-built cross, were finished and reinstalled to preserve the unique elements of the church.
Many of the traditional aspects of the sanctuary were enhanced with modern conveniences. Church of the Messiah now enjoys a refreshed worship space that has the adaptability they desired to accommodate current and future generations of worshippers.