- Completion date: January 2022
- Approximate project cost: 8.5 million
- Green Site: 14,815 sq. ft.
- Spacious family room lobby and hospitality area
- 300-seat worship venue
- Deacon's and green room
- Safe kid's check-in area with kid's family room, classrooms, large group spaces, nursery, and mother's room
- Outdoor patio and play space accessed through the hospitality area and the children's ministry space
- Volunteer's room
A Unique Church Campus Seeking a Permanent Space
Christ Chapel Bible Church, born in 1980 in Fort Worth, Texas, has since grown into a multi-site church with three diverse campuses, as well as online services. They’re committed to teaching God’s word faithfully, living by grace, and building relationships with others.
The South Campus started in a home and has always been rooted in family. Outgrowing this space because of fast growth, they moved to a local high school. When the pandemic hit, they learned that they’d have to vacate that space, so they called Aspen Group in to help them with a facility solution. Various options were considered, including portable spaces, temporary structures, and renovating retail space. During this time they were experiencing even more growth and they didn’t want to lose momentum. A place of permanence was critical, so they decided to move in the direction of a new church facility.
“We now realize that people hang out longer after services because people have space to linger in….”
Pastor Brian Coffey, Senior Pastor
Home Sweet Home
To play off the architecture of Burleson's historic district, Aspen's design team incorporated brick, arched doorways and windows, gooseneck lighting fixtures, and a distressed logo mural into the design of the building. In the entryway, a motif of the map of Burleson gives a nod to the area’s history, and a reminder to guests that they’re home.
In order to keep with the thread of being rooted in family, the space was designed intentionally to feel very much like a home. Even the room names reflect this. The family room has a neutral palette and comfortable seating, creating an inviting atmosphere to gather and have a meaningful time of fellowship before and after worship. The hospitality area features a coffee bar and is outfitted with furniture that was chosen to echo the feel of a person’s home.
The bright, colorful children’s ministry space features a unique kid’s family room. This connection space gives parents a place where they can build relationships with other parents and volunteers, and have access to various resources. Other kid’s spaces include a nursery, mother’s room, classrooms, and large group spaces that connect to an outdoor covered patio and play space.
The 300-seat worship venue incorporates the same brick and neutral palette used on the exterior, and includes state-of-the-art audio, visual, and lighting.
The intimate size of the building was structurally and architecturally designed, and the surrounding land developed, so it can be expanded to accommodate the growth that Christ Chapel’s South Campus will experience in the coming years.