- 8,500 sq. ft. addition
- 5,700 sq. ft. renovation
- New 270-seat sanctuary
- Expanded spacious foyer
- New nursery
- Renovation of children's and youth classrooms
- New spacious dining area, kitchen, and hallway space
Upreach, inreach, outreach. Those are the building blocks of the ministry at Indianapolis Apostolic Christian Church. After working through the visioning process with Aspen Group, the church gained valuable clarity and enthusiasm about who they are and what they are called to pursue. The three identified building blocks signify a desire to reach up to God in worship, reach in toward each other in fellowship, and reach out to the world with God’s truth and love.
When it was clear that the current church facility was no longer able to facilitate this three-sided mission, it was time to think about the next step. After exploring several options through collaboration with Aspen Group, it was determined that the best course of action would be to renovate and expand the current facility.
The new 8500 square foot addition includes a new sanctuary that seats 270 and expanded foyer for fellowship. The sanctuary features beautiful traditional wood pews and windows that brighten the space with natural light. A reverent, cool color scheme in the sanctuary is designed to evoke a sense of worship. In the fellowship area, rich earth tones create an environment that is warm, inviting and encourages connection.
Each element points back to the core mission of the church. By creatively and economically repurposing the 5700 square feet of existing space, a new nursery, dining area, kitchen, and hallway space was created. The existing sanctuary was converted to children and youth classrooms.
The newly renovated and expanded facility has increased the church capacity by 50% and dramatically enhanced their upreach, inreach and outreach capabilities. Forward thinking by the church, combined with wise financial stewardship, creative design by Aspen Group, and an effective plan, has created a powerful space for worship, fellowship, and outreach to take place. As one of their members said, “After years of discussing, waiting, and planning, it is energizing and encouraging for the church to see their vision unfold into something that exceeds what they had ever dreamed was possible for their facility.”