First Christian Church
Financially Sustainable Church – Phase 1: 49,357 SF; Phase 2: 5,000 SF Children’s Ministry Addition & Remodel
BGW completed two phases of construction for First Christian. Phase 1 was completed in 2013 and involved the construction of a new 49,357 SF worship center. Phase 2 was completed in September of 2020 and included a 5,000 SF expansion of the Kidtown children’s ministry space, along with accompanying renovations to the existing building.
Kidtown features a secure children’s check-in area with an indoor playground, a large multi-use worship space with classroom spaces for all ages. Tim Hurd, Children’s Minister for First Christian, said “Even before COVID restrictions, we were reaching max capacity in our children’s ministry areas. A more accommodating layout as well as the addition of new space is setting us up really well to provide a place for kids to better connect with each other and to grow in their understanding of the person of God. Each gathering space has its own identity and age-appropriate purpose.” Kidtown also is the site of several community events throughout the year.