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Word of Life Church Expansion and Renovation

Located in Flowood, Mississippi, World of Life Church campus underwent a massive two-part addition and renovation where a family-friendly design was at the forefront— keeping with the church mission statement: “a family church with a world vision.”

This endeavor included the addition of a new sanctuary that seats 1875, ministry concourse, cafe, pastor and support offices, creative and media team work space, as well as additional support spaces and renovations to the existing facility. The renovation included converting existing sanctuary into additional education spaces and improving circulation that enhances the 102,000 total square foot facility.

The Word of Life team and designers were aware that traditional church design can be intimidating for someone who has never visited a church before, so they worked together to ensure that visitors and members felt welcome and comfortable in the space. This was accomplished through easy way finding starting in the parking lot, the materials chosen throughout the space, and the new family-friendly communal café.

+ is a dynamic team working together

rob_farrRob Farr, Principal in Charge
robert_farrRobert Farr, Project Architect
ben_fultonBen Fulton, Mechanical Engineer
jesse_browningJesse Browning, Electrical Engineer
clark_wellsClark Wells, Landscape Designer
katie_jo_chaneKatie Jo Chane, Interior Designer

design spotlight: café

• Positioned front-and-center on the church campus

• Seats 175 people

• Features impressive indoor and outdoor space, including fire pits

• Different levels of lighting and flooring add interest to the design

• Large scale draperies were added to close the space off if needed

• The order line is multi leveled using quartz and plastic laminate

• The flooring at the order line is a smaller mosaic to give a natural way finding barrier

• State of the art coffee making station, a pizza oven, a full service kitchen, a warm serving counter and grab and go coolers.

In a snapshot