04 Feb HiFive Renovates Community Harvest Church
HiFive Completes Community Harvest Church Renovations
In June of 2010, HiFive Development Services was asked by Community Harvest Church in Germantown to create a ministry tool that would help fulfill their Vision “….to grow by converting lost souls to Christ.”
Community Harvest had experienced years of successful ministry expansion which had resulted in two previous building projects. The church asked HiFive to help the leadership determine if their next step would be to construct a totally new worship facility on their 15 acre campus or develop a plan to expand and renovate the existing facility to accommodate their continued growth and remedy several barriers to ministry expansion in their existing building.
Senior Pastor, Duane Harvey recollects, “HiFive went to great lengths to understand our church ministry. What impressed me most was their knowledge that not every church ministry is alike. The Vice President and Senior Designer went so far as to attend one of our worship services. This was an invaluable component of the final design.”
Working with the church leadership and staff, HiFive went to work and developed a comprehensive plan that would address the obstacles within the existing building, provide additional space for ministry use, and completely transform the appearance of the building to what they referred to as “the WOW factor”.
The project scope included over 15,000 sq ft of new, renovated or remodeled space and provided the church with flexible classroom spaces, a breath-taking entry, expanded lobby space containing an amazing water-feature and baptistry. Additionally, HiFive transformed their worship space with expanded seating capacity while nearly doubling the size of their stage.
The bottom line to the project is that HiFive was able to exceed the expectations of the church in providing a solution to their ministry expansion needs at a fraction of the expense that would have been associated with construction a new facility on their campus. For Harney, “the end result is a unique and beautiful facility that has met our need for effective space to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”