Pathway Church wished to create a more industrial and simplified look that would facilitate their mission, with a special emphasis on drawing in young families with children. The plan includes a children’s wing named “The Neighborhood” that can be accessed from a secure, central corridor adorned with uniquely themed graphics designed by Schaefer. One of the classrooms, “The Ballpark,” is a reinforced tornado safe room. A separate youth space, designed with modern graphics and finishes, houses billiards, video games and a variety of lounge seating.
A black box worship space with state-of-the-art audio and video systems can open to the fellowship lobby via a garage door, giving the room great flexibility for ministries throughout the week.
Since opening in June 2015, the new campus has already become a huge success; they’ve seen a 40 percent increase in weekly attendance.