2018 WFX Solomon Award Winner: Church Design - Youth and Children's Spaces. The WFX Solomon Awards recognize churches and their partners for excellence in facilities design, building expansion or remodeling, operational excellence, innovative use, and technical projection.
The first phase of construction in the church's master plan focused on a key element of the church’s mission and doubled the amount of dedicated space for children and families. The new children’s ministry center is a 2-story facility that includes a large multipurpose room on each floor for corporate worship and events. Fun and interactive play areas are a focus in the new building, providing spaces where children can connect with friends and teachers. A large deck, accessible from the outside, is available for all ministries to use.
The building also features a secure drop-off location for younger children, as well as an area for parents to connect with each other. On the second floor, the elementary students are greeted with a lobby and hallways that feature color-coded classroom entrances to make it easy for students to find their room. Part of the bottom floor will also be used for a weekday preschool.