This new 14,000-square-foot Family Life Center is comprised of a 500 seat contemporary worship space/multi-purpose space, and a 5,400-square-foot administrative wing.
First Evangelical Lutheran Church
After their inner-city, historic church was destroyed by arson, the congregation of First Evangelical Lutheran decided to rebuild. The GROTH Design Group team was selected from a nationwide search for architects. The team employed visioning workshops and design charrettes to develop a Master Plan.
The new church home provides a sanctuary for up to 300 people, offices, fellowship to seat 150 at tables, classroom and multi-use areas that allow for a community food program and sleeping areas for occasional homeless families. The design of kitchen and multi-use spaces solved a challenge of flexibility, safety, and adequate storage for the church’s outreach ministries.
Also complex was the desire for the worship to be completely flexible for liturgy and music programming.
The project includes worship space with seating for approximately 1,000, gathering space, fellowship hall, offices, kitchen and basement.
This 24,500 SF project includes a worship space to seat 850, reservation chapel, gathering, meeting rooms, offices and a fellowship hall.