After a half dozen years, Quest Church in Martinez, GA, outgrew the strip mall it shared with a music store, a barber shop and a pizza parlor. But it didn’t outgrow its sense of adventure and a rough-hewn vibe. Years of “making do” had built a healthy understanding of the place of buildings in ministry.
When the time came to build a new campus in a neighboring community, Quest’s leaders were committed to squeezing the most out of the resources available.
- Provide new space for worship and ministry to the Next Generation
- Build in a way that will accommodate long-term flexibility
- Communicate clearly who Quest is… and isn’t.
Over a two-day period announced just weeks before, Good City worked with leaders, members and local professionals to understand Quest’s culture and vision. At the end of the exercise, a concept emerged that would use a combination of prefabricated and pre-engineered structures to establish a beachhead for around 400 worshippers and nearly 300 children. A master plan for the 10-acre site, developed as part of the same exercise, offers a strategy for continued growth and changing uses.
Our hope is that [the building] will be utilized beyond just our needs.
- The plan, images, and budget produced in the initial design process helped leaders explain the purpose and strategy of the challenge before them, resulting in a high level of member unity and commitment
- Quest placed about 20,000 square feet of new ministry space on a previously undeveloped site for a price tag of about $3 million
- As details of the ministry change in response to community needs, a “permanent” central green will anchor a complex of bright, simple buildings
Quest’s Education/Office (at top) and Worship building are placed to define an important community green and anticipate growth.
The worship space is a flexible setting with balanced acoustics to reinforce both music and the spoken word.