Trinity created the Facilities Master Planning Committee (FMPC) to make recommendations to the church in regards to capital improvements that support our core values with an emphasis on Worship and Fellowship. They were charged with a broad scope for the long term use of the Trinity building and grounds. As part of their work they created a master plan for the campus that showed what building sites were available for expansion. This site plan included the Sanctuary/Narthex expansion plan that is our current focus.
New families and individuals are continuing to find Trinity as their home to worship, to minister and to build Christian community. The FMPC considered Trinity’s growth in membership and in giving as guideposts to determine the future facility needs and our capacity for growth. The FMPC found that since 2002, when Trinity began plans to build the Recreation Outreach Center, Trinity’s resident membership has risen by over 600 members (33%); worship services and Sunday School attendance has grown consistently with an average Sunday School attendance over 900 per Sunday in 2013; and giving has increased by 100%. Based on predicted growth trends, Trinity would be challenged to be able to continue to meet the spiritual needs of the congregation with our currently available space.
Along with the site map, in 2012 the FMPC worked with the architectural firm to create a feasibility study that demonstrated the potential to meet the needs identified. Part of this work provided initial floor plans for the Sanctuary and Narthex to be expanded into a three story building fulfilling our design criteria. Specific details of these concept floor plans will be refined as we move forward towards the building phase.