Designed after much consideration of Elim's mission and vision, the building will be four parts: foyer, administration/offices, worship center, multi-purpose space/educational. To learn more about the design, watch this video presentation by Building Chair, Jake Linder.
On a Sunday Morning, the facility may be set up to allow both coffee/fellowship space along with classroom and children's ministry areas. A large foyer will allow for conversation and coffee, something the people of Elim enjoy on Sundays. Children will enjoy dedicated space including both an infant and toddler nursery, cryroom, and a Children's Church room. Both staff and children will have easy access to a restroom within the nursery area.
All ministry areas will be busy on a typical Wednesday night. The fellowship hall will allow for both classroom and recreational activities. If necessary, the Worship Center could be used for youth or classroom space as the space is flexible with movable chairs.
Our new facility will have ample space for a variety of Special Events. As shown, the fellowship hall can be opened to accommodate several types of seating options including tables/chairs, conference-style chair seating, or recreational space. A temporary stage will be available when necessary. Restrooms for both individuals and families will be close by as well as a serving space directly off the kitchen.
Please see phase 1 information above. The balance of the educational space will be added at a later date.
The preliminary building layout includes a large foyer which connects to all ministry areas, a 300-seat worship center, a welcome desk and access to offices close to the front door, a large multi-purpose space which would be used as a fellowship hall and educational space. The design also includes a children's ministry area and a large kitchen.
The preliminary site layout places the facility on the 14 acres, directly off of Hwy 12. The 200 parking stalls and drop-off area allow for easy building access. As seen in the picture, there is plenty of room for future growth.