How does a succesul church, living in two non-descript, pre-manufactured buildings, up its game while still maintaining the casual, comfortable, and non-threatening environment that supports its mission? The church's new 13,000-square-foot facility provides the a center of life for Crosspoint with a 500-seat capacity and spacious commons.
The mission of Crosspoint Fellowship Church is expressed in their "Four Es," which are "engaging culture," "expanding the Kingdom," "enabling to serve," and "experiencing community." As such, the church, which is located just northeast of San Antonio, has always provided a casual, non-threatening atmosphere for seekers and those who have felt disconnected from the church. Prior to the addition of the recent worship center, the church accomplished this on a simple, wooded 7.3-acre site with two stand-alone, pre-manufactured buildings one with 7,200 square feet of space and the other with 6,000 square feet. The larger of the two provided for a worship space.
At just under 13,000 square feet of new construction, the new worship center provides for a 500-seat room with an ample stage and plenty of back of house (BOH) support space. The facility includes a spacious fellowship commons area with a coffee bar and a connecting "main street corridor" tying the new facilities back to the original pre-fab buildings.
New Worship Center(Crosspoint Fellowship Church)
Project Size: 301-800 seats
Completion Date: March 16, 2015
The ability for the church to circulate between buildings as if were one (and the provision for gathering for coffee, fellowship, and fun in an informal atmosphere) is something that had been missing prior to the opening of this facility.
The worship center building now presents a new face to the community. The original two buildings were well into the middle of a very deep tract of land. This was a challenge because it was hard to see that a church existed so far off the road. It was also a blessing in that the original buildings did not exude an inviting appearance to the community. The placement of the new facility and the careful positioning of its main entry provide that invitation in a more updated but still casual setting.