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Project Profiles | Renovations | alignment conference | Multisite

Building for Community Impact: Community Christian Church Plainfield

By: Shannon Jirik
August 08, 2018

Community Christian Church, a dynamic, growing faith community whose mission is “helping people find their way back to God,” launched a new multisite location—Community Christian Church Plainfield—in 2016. Recognizing the need for an innovative space where people could connect and the community could embrace its love for athletics, Community Christian Church Plainfield, the location for the 2018 Alignment Conference, embarked on a complete renovation of a former manufacturing plant with the help of Aspen Group, an integrated design-build-furnish company for churches.

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Project Profiles | Renovations

Reaching Out and Building Up for Future Generations: Orland Park Christian Reformed Church

By: Marian Liautaud
July 23, 2018

Orland Park Christian Reformed Church (OPCRC) in Orland Park, Illinois, was built in 1970, and over the past three decades, the church building has undergone three major additions (see Facility History image).

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Making Space for Millennials Executive Summary

Making Space for Millennials Executive Summary

Discover the impact Millennials' values, allegiances, and assumptions will have on your church.

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Project Profiles | Renovations

The Orchard Evangelical Free Church: A Remodel that Bears Fruit

By: Shannon Jirik
June 29, 2017

Deep love for church. Passion for worship. Drive for the expansion of the Kingdom of God. All of these things define The Orchard Evangelical Free Church and its congregation. Their mission: “To glorify God by multiplying God-centered, Christ-exalting, world-transforming believers through the gospel in the greater Chicago area and around the world.” As part of fulfilling their calling as a church, The Orchard launched four new sites between 2010—2017 from the original Arlington Heights campus. To thrive in this next chapter of their story, the church’s leadership recognized that it needed the Arlington Heights campus to be a vibrant, growing, sending campus—the center of an expanding multisite church. Turning the Arlington Heights campus into a 21st century space was a key step to ensuring The Orchard would live out its mission.

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Project Profiles | Renovations

Christ The Rock Community Church: Rediscovering Community

By: Shannon Jirik
June 08, 2017

Christ The Rock Community Church (CTR), located in rural Menasha, Wisconsin, is a non-denominational church with a deep heart for authenticity and relationships. With a mission to “seek the lost, love the hurting, and disciple believers to do the same,” the church extends its arms and opens its doors to foster the vision that everyone, no matter their condition, can know and worship Jesus.

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Church Design | Renovations | children's ministry space

Making Space for Special Needs Ministry

By: Marian Liautaud
February 08, 2016

At Chapelstreet Church in Geneva, Illinois, its special needs ministry—Masterpiece Ministry—has grown out of a belief that all children are loved and valued by Christ. Masterpiece Ministry is devoted to helping children with special needs and their families experience love and acceptance during worship, instruction, and fellowship.

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