What changes are taking place at Northwest Church?
After years of prayer and preparation, we are beginning the process of expanding and enhancing what is currently our Live & Loud building. This includes removing the back walls to install rising seating that will double our seating capacity! We will also see major upgrades to the stage and video screens, renovations to our restrooms and nursery areas, and a major facelift for our main entrance and lobby.
Why are we making Live & Loud larger?
We believe we are experiencing a new season of growth and expansion all across our church’s ministries. There would be no reason to expand if this was not the case. Part of the goal of this expansion is to provide us the ability to consolidate our services, bringing all our weekend services into the newly renovated building. The building currently named “Live & Loud” will take on the “Worship Center” name.
Will the Live and Loud building be closed during construction?
We are committed to maintaining our great Sunday morning services, and so the Live & Loud will remain open on Sundays. Construction will happen during weekdays, Monday through Friday. We believe this is imperative to seeing the amazing growth that our church has experienced. You may see some construction equipment, but Sundays will still be the great services that you enjoy. However, some of our midweek programs like Celebrate Recovery will temporarily move to the current Worship Center.
What will happen to the current Worship Center?
As we accomplish our goal of consolidating into ONE church family by inviting those who attend the 8 a.m. service to become a permanent part of our new Worship Center, the new Worship Center will become a community hub and multi-purpose space to invite even more people to come onto our campus throughout the week. Stay tuned for more news in this area.
Will we have a variety of worship styles?
Singing together is just one way we develop a lifestyle of worship to the Lord. Regarding our worship in music, our worship music will be dynamic, defined by our awe and response to the Presence of God while being accountable to the truth of Scripture. We use new songs to continually respond to fresh moves of God (Psalm 98:1), and songs and hymns that have carried timeless and powerful messages over the decades and centuries. Worship across all services will be the same, creating a common experience encouraging us to worship and show our love for God with everything we have (Mark 12:30).
How will we pay for the remodel?
Our responsibility is to be good stewards of the offerings that our church is given, and so we are committed to remaining debt-free. Northwest, because of wise decisions by our Elder Board and through the blessings of God, has been able to save over $1.9 million to begin this project. Thus, we are able to cover the majority of the costs out-of-pocket. However, there will still be an estimated $400,000 necessary to complete the project. If you would like to give towards this, you can donate online through the link on this page and mark it towards “One Church.”
When will go to having two services instead of three?
Our ultimate goal is to consolidate into one church with two service times, but we are keeping the current Worship Center 8 a.m. service until the building is expanded this year.
Will there be improved ADA access in the remodel?
Yes! We are excited that those who need ADA access will be able to experience the new stadium-style seating through an ADA lift, which you can see in the video at the top of the page. We will also be installing a new ADA ramp on the stairs going up to the building and the patio.
Will we have a kitchen in the new building?
Yes, there will be a new kitchen installed in the northwest corner of the building, which is currently used as custodial storage. We want to make sure that we can still provide great food for Celebrate Recovery and many of the great events, such as Comedy Night, that we have every year.
I have more questions...
The best way to ask additional questions is by filling out and submitting the form on this web page. We’d love to connect with you and answer any questions you might have. Thank you for supporting this vision that we truly believe God has put on the hearts of our church leadership. One family, one church.