Kansas City Baptist Temple recently broke ground on their 43,000 square foot two-story addition. KCBT is located on the city limit line between Kansas City and Raytown in Missouri. KCBT presents a beautiful blend of ministry styles and testimony for God to its widely diverse and rich culture.
KCBT recently struggled to launch a sanctuary addition building project with their original professional services project team due to logistics and financial challenges. The church decided to engage the services of Mantel Teter Architects and their planning partner, Strategic Dimensions, to confirm ministry direction and to ensure the right space was being built at the right time. The project design team led the church leadership through programming exercises to identify their short term ministry needs and long term ministry goals. The design team generated several different scenarios including building and funding options necessary to support ministry needs and goals. A very “doable” master plan and phase-one project scenario was selected by the church leadership for implementation by the design team.
Pearce Construction Company commenced construction of the phase-one building addition in May 2009. The addition includes a new main entrance with a drive-under canopy, indoor and outdoor fellowship and connection space, fellowship café, expanded bookstore, nursery/preschool and children’s education space, state of the art ministry space with incredible flexibility and amenities including auditorium spaces, play spaces, art rooms and a children’s theater. The design includes important safety features such as check-in points and security control system, and boasts some of the latest digital audio/video technology.
This expansion project is anticipated to be completed by the summer of 2010.