Plans are to erect an 11,000-square-foot worship center with a 300-seat auditorium , an indoor common area with seating, classrooms , an outdoor fire pit and a separate space for community events such as conferences, seminars and blood drives, according to a news release.
The design of the church is far from the New England tradition of spires and clapboard. It features a flat slanted roof, bold colors and steel ribbed exterior wall panels.
“We are a 21st century church reaching 21st century people,” Goeppner said. “It will attract a broader spectrum of people versus a conventional white building with a white steeple.”