Florence Baptist Church Christian Growth Center & Welcome Center
Phase I of the master plan for this expanding congregation includes a Welcome Center and a new Christian Growth Center. The Christian Growth Center provides a vibrant and flexible facility for youth ministry with bright colors, exposed mechanical systems, and bold shapes to enliven the classrooms and common areas. The Welcome Center builds upon the playful architectural theme developed in the Christian Growth Center, serving as the entry point and wayfinding hub for the church campus. Spacious gathering areas encourage spirited interaction among children and adults alike.
The red brick exterior weaves the buildings into the existing fabric of the church campus. Large-scale windows and cast stone accents provide defining details and produce a point of departure from the older adjacent structures. A light-filled cupola atop the Welcome Center acts as a symbolic beacon to the community day and night.
Location: Forest City, NC
Photographer: Fred Martin