One of the great pleasures of my job with Visioneering Studios is getting to see a multi-year process of vision casting, design, and construction turn into a completed facility for ministry.
Mountain Lake Church in Cumming, GA is an influential church founded by Shawn Lovejoy and David Putman. These guys are also the founders of the churchplanters.com website and annual church planting conference. They are making a huge impact in their community in north Forsyth county, and making a huge impact nationally through their church planting ministry.
See more pictures of their new building here. This project included a new 1,200 seat auditorium with stadium seating and unique “flex seating” platforms that can be set up with either chairs, round banquet tables, or coffee bar chairs/tables, or living room style seating. Also included is a lobby with a cafe, renovated kids/youth environments in the existing building and an exterior community courtyard with outdoor fireplace and trellis.
Elevation Church, led by Pastor Steven Furtick, is one of the fastest growing churches in the country. Their new 44,000 SF facility is an adaptive reuse of an old furniture warehouse in a strip shopping center. This is one of three current campuses for the three year old church. Last weekend they had over 7,000 people in attendance at one of their 10 services in their 3 locations around Charlotte. This facility includes an 800 seat auditorium, children’s environments, and administrative offices for the church. This will also serve as the primary recording location for videos to broadcast at their other locations.
See more pictures of their new space here.
And I have to end with a shout out to Armando Fullwood and his crew at Design 2020 for creating some awesome audio, video, and theatrical lighting environments for both of these projects! Great job. What do you guys think?