- 58,206 sq. ft. renovation
- Project Renovation total: $4.2 million
- Stone two-story gas fireplace
- New café area with seating in lobby
- 1400 sq. ft. mezzanine walkway with
- New 220 seat student venue
(reclaimed mezzanine space)
- Expanded children’s ministry space
- 104 seat junior high venue
- Family lobby and entrance
- Semi-enclosed lounge with seating in lobby
- New 250 seat kids venue
- Toddler play area
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.
The church’s leadership team came to the realization, however, that their facilities were not suited to best accomplish the church’s mission. With Aspen Group as their building partner, CTR embarked on a major renovation project that has helped the church become a central place within the community for connecting and cultivating relationships.
“We now realize that people hang out longer after services because people have space to linger in….”
Pastor Brian Coffey, Senior Pastor
The café and children’s ministry department were two of the main focal points of the renovation project.
Where the lobby once felt like a cavernous open space, guests now find themselves in a beautiful, open, circle-type lobby featuring a two-story brick fireplace as the centerpiece. Warm lighting and wood accents give the space a comfortable, homey feel. Music plays quietly in the background, and the fireplace and café invite you to relax and stay awhile.
New nursery spaces, a toddler play area, and several new student venues make it clear that CTR has a heart for the children and young students in their community. Now, moms gather in the cozy indoor café while their young children enjoy the newly updated children’s ministry space. Students choose CTR as their spot to meet up and do schoolwork.
With the new renovation, Christ The Rock is quickly becoming the local hub for activity and community.