Eaton Church of the Brethren

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Project Description

Design and Ministry Needs

After attending The McKnight Group’s annual “High Powered Ministry Tools” seminar (now known as i3 – Ideas, Insights and Innovations for Building Your Church), the leaders of Eaton Brethren recognized how building a multi-functional facility could benefit the growth of their church.

The mission of Eaton Church of the Brethren is: “to enable every person to experience the living Christ in life-transforming ways.” While their initial thought was to add onto their existing building, planning sessions with The McKnight Group revealed that achieving their mission really required a new facility.

The church proceeded to purchase 80 acres of land and a plan was set in place to develop the project in phases while funds were continuously raised. Eaton Brethren is located in a rural community and therefore needed their building to be comfortable and inviting to the community, with a “living room” atmosphere.


The McKnight Group constructed a 27,010 square foot multi-functional building that greets its members with a warm and welcoming foyer and special gathering spot, cleverly titled the Sacred Grounds Café. The building also features a worship center that comfortably seats 800, a main and auxiliary gym that can both be converted for additional worship space, an outdoor playground, a full-service kitchen and several classrooms.


Since the construction of their new facility, Eaton Church of the Brethren has experienced solid growth and outstanding reception from the community they serve.


Eaton Church of the Brethren
Eaton, Ohio

Relocation, Multi-Ministry, Lobby, Café, Classrooms, Nursery, Offices

Square Feet:
27,010 New Facility

Project Completed:
April 2006

For more information
please contact:

The McKnight Group
(614) 875-1689
(800) 625-6448

“We have been delighted with the wonderful ministry-designed spaces that are built into our new McKnight Building. The innovative team from the McKnight Group gave us the design that fit our budget and maximized our ministry efforts.”

– Martin L. Peacock, Senior Pastor


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Eaton Church of the Brethren