- New main floor nursery, with close access to check-in and the worship
- New grand staircase and elevator, leading to new second floor
- New children’s ministry space and classrooms
- New spacious youth worship space
- Well laid-out hallways with clear
signage and wayfinding
First Christian Church, located in Decatur, Illinois, has earned a reputation for creating spiritually stirring worship experiences. With a worship team that includes teaching musicians from nearby Millikin University, First Christian continues to draw new congregants, especially families with children, who appreciate musical excellence during Sunday services.
Top quality worship, preaching, and
Originally, the kids’ spaces couldn’t be seen from the lobby because they were tucked in the back hallways. This caused traffic jams and poor navigation for families and guests, and it failed to convey the priority First Christian places on children. Aspen Group moved the nursery to the main floor, as close as possible to worship and check-in. We also added an attractive, easy-to-find grand staircase and elevator that leads from this
Though a sanctuary renovation is up next, by focusing on solving the needs for their children’s ministry first allowed Aspen Group to touch 100 percent of the children’s space, fix the youth environment, add a new, second worship venue, and increase the overall lobby space.