Our heart is to make more space to keep welcoming the crowds and invest in the next generation. Below is an outline of the plan for this vision.
NEW MAIN AUDITORIUM
The new plan will see the construction of a multi-purpose 1200 seat auditorium. This will provide more space for our services, being more than double the size of our current Main Auditorium. Its multi-purpose design will also provide extra room for special events, which have been limited by space, such as our Men’s and Ladies’ breakfasts, Seniors’ High Tea, Markets and Garage Sale.
A key part of this development is the provision of more space for our kids and youth. Our existing Main Auditorium will now become the hub of our new BridgeKids Complex, which will also include the existing Meeting Rooms, Playtime Centre and The Chapel. This expanded space will be closely connected to the new Main Auditorium and provide exciting new facilities for our BridgeKids’ ministry.
SWITCH YOUTH CENTRE
The construction of the new Main Auditorium will also enable The Studio and The House to form the hub of our Switch Youth Centre. We are passionate about seeing young people discover God’s plans and purposes for them. This will provide an ideal environment for young people to connect with each other and discover the adventure of following Jesus.
The new Main Auditorium includes an adjoining Parent Lounge and designated Parent Room with toilet facilities. We value parents with young children and this will provide some great spaces to help during this demanding stage of family life.
WELCOME LOUNGE AND FOYER
Our heart as a church is to follow Jesus’ call to “welcome the crowds”. The foyer of the New Auditorium will allow space for a Welcome Lounge to help new people feel at home and connect with others. The foyer will also include a central information desk and a coffee bar serving area.
The new Main Auditorium foyer also opens out onto a covered courtyard to provide even more space for people to connect with each other and build community.
UPPER LOUNGE AND TRAINING ROOMS
The plan includes a mezzanine level above the foyer that will provide an upper prayer lounge and training rooms for courses, and smaller groups to meet. This will provide more opportunities for people to be equipped and grow in their spiritual journey.
EXPANDED CAR PARK FACILITIES
As we seek to keep welcoming the crowds our heart is to create a safe and easily accessible precinct. Our new plan provides a total of 325 sealed car parks with improved traffic flow including 4 street entrances/exits.