Christ Community Lutheran Church, Columbia, Illinois

Christ Community Church is a young, growing congregation that needs a complete new facility. A 25 acre tract of land was purchased for this new 37,500 square foot multi-purpose facility.

The project consists of a new worship/fellowship space for 450, a performance center for 900, an education wing, a pre-school wing and an administrative wing.

Each wing is a separate building arranged informally around a 6,000 s.f. Lobby. The organic nature of the plan is intended to reflect the growing, changing nature of the congregation.

The lobby features a large baptismal font with flowing water, an abundance of warm natural light and brick walls to suggest an outdoor plaza which is a hospitable place to welcome members .