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It's starting! First Free Renovations

The vision of First Free Church is to see people know God's life-changing power and love, grow in community, and live out his truth daily. Entering a new season of ministry, we're pursuing this vision in seven primary ways:

  • Growing healthy disciples
  • Welcoming more people
  • Equipping next-generation leaders
  • Upgrading our facilities
  • Expanding multimedia ministry
  • Deepening our reach into our communities
  • Revitalizing global ministries

Pursuing these seven goals will help us fulfill our shared mission of guiding people into becoming healthy followers of Jesus Christ. 

A highly anticipated part of our ministry vision involves planned upgrades to our facility. We've designed these upgrades to promote connections at three levels:

  • Physically with the building
  • Relationally with others
  • Spiritually with God

The goal of the planned upgrades and changes to our facility is to strengthen these connections to be more effective and meaningful. The ultimate objective, of course, is connecting people to God, primarily in the worship setting. Glorifying God is our purpose in life and why God created us. Even a nonbeliever can sense something profound in our corporate worship. Therefore, we've designed the planned improvements to attract and draw people into these connections. 

Outside

We get one chance to make a first impression. Even before people enter the lobby, we want them to feel invited - which is why we play music outside, keep our parking lot paved and marked, maintain our landscape, and greet people with a revamped Welcome Team. We will open the exterior wall of the main lobby with more windows for greater visibility and to create a more inviting feel. In addition, there will be a new lighted cross in the lobby that can be seen from the outside to build anticipation and represent God's message of hope. 

Lobby

People will enter the main lobby through a new set of double doors, one automated, making entry more accessible for everyone. The new Welcome Center will be at the prime location under the cross. The lobby itself will function as the main access point to the remainder of the facility.

  • The Children's Center will be directly to the left, creating an immediate connection.
  • The Adult Learning Center will be straight ahead.
  • The Student Center will be to the right through a new connecting hallway.
  • The new Cafe will be open and spacious with tables and soft seating areas to serve as a fellowship area for personal, face-to-face connections. 

Auditorium

To enter the auditorium, you will pass by the foot of a cross through a new set of double doors, symbolizing how the cross gives us access to a relationship with the Father and true worship. The renovations will provide an updated, attractive space where we corporately connect with God inside the auditorium. We will also upgrade the stage to serve our purposes better.

The church, of course, is not a building; it's the gathered people of God. But these improvements to our facility will promote greater connections, ultimately with God and for His glory.