Worship Center Transformation By Liz Ridpath Posted November 10, 2016 In Featured, Land & Building Worship Center Transformation2016-11-102017-11-04https://popmn.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/pop-logo_horizontal_color-e1473696608865.pngPrince of Peace Lutheran Churchhttps://popmn.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/pop-logo_horizontal_color-e1473696608865.png200px200px 0 The Prince of Peace Board of Directors tasked a Land & Building Core Team to evaluate options for our campus that would support ministry far into the future. How might new or reconfigured space open doors to greater ministry and provide best long-term stewardship of our resources? On November 1, 2016, the Prince of Peace Board of Directors unanimously recommended construction of an addition to the Worship Center building and extensive remodel of the current space. The construction project recommended by the Board of Directors and to the congregation is to completely transform the existing Worship Center and add an approximately 25,000 square foot addition. When complete, all ministries would move from the Christian Life Center building, which could then be leased to help finance construction costs. Key priorities that this Transformation Option addresses: A single building with all ministries under one roof A new face with a clear front door and large welcoming area to gather and build relationships More efficient space for Mission Outpost More flexible and multifunctional space vs. the very small classrooms we currently use More effective space for Child Development & Learning Center (CDLC) Easy wayfinding and greater accessibility for all ages with a more efficient layout Energy efficient and financially responsible to be best stewards of our long term resources This option provides the greatest stewardship of resources of the building options that were evaluated. It reuses space, saves cost on construction, has less impact on our land, preserves our parking lot and uses existing underground utilities. Energy efficient upgrades will lower energy costs and care for God’s creation. Shared spaces will allow greater collaboration for ministry and efficient use of our square footage. Our second-floor sanctuary will be accessed by a grand staircase from a large gathering area, providing welcoming space and clear wayfinding to worship. A new, larger and more accessible elevator will also provide greater access to the second floor. This Transformation Option extends the life of our current structure, honors the legacy of our past and keeps our presence and visibility as a beacon for those in the community. Liz Ridpath Recent PostsImagineGod’s EmpathySignsWhat Are You Waiting For?