Christ Lutheran Church - Master Plan, Addition and Renovation

Christ Lutheran Church - Master Plan, Addition and Renovation

We completed a conceptual master plan in 2007 for the expansion of Christ Lutheran Church in Lincoln. The master plan identified three phases to occur over a decade. However, the congregation decided to hasten the start of new ministries, and the three phases were consolidated into one.

Complete in September 2009, the project included a new 5,000-square-foot commons area; a new 14,000-square-foot contemporary worship center (used for the “Room 211” service); HVAC and audio/visual upgrades to the existing sanctuary; a 25,000-square-foot classroom addition for the grades P-5 dayschool; and 5,000 square feet of new administrative space.

The West Worship Center serves the Room 211 worship services, and also provides multi-purpose space that can be used as a gym for the dayschool or gathering space for the congregation. The new “multi-sensory” Room 211 worship experience was inspired by Acts 2:11 (“we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own language!) and includes alternative music styles, drama, and video. The new space provides a theatrical environment, outfitted with movable and removable trusses, riggings, theater-style lighting, a large stage, audio visual equipment and a computerized audio/visual control area.

As Christian unity was a primary value identified by the congregation, a new commons area provides a crossroads “café” and bridge between attendees of the traditional and contemporary services.