Harvest Bible Chapel-Granger Expansion Completed
GRANGER – April 7, 2015—Harvest Bible Chapel was bursting at the seams with attendees, especially children, said Adam Tohulka, Pre-Construction Project Manager from DJ Construction.
Now, thanks to the church’s partnership with the 60 year-old contractor, Harvest Bible has plenty of space for the young families, including an indoor playground for the children.
Ground was broken last summer for a smaller expansion, but as the church continued in its renovation, it also grew in attendance, necessitating a larger expansion. Tohulka and team made some modifications to the plan, and a dedication of approximately 14,000 square feet of space was held at the church mid-March.
“Our new ministry space is the fulfillment of a dream for increasing our capacity to make disciples of Jesus of all ages,” explains Harvest Bible’s Senior Pastor, Trent Griffith.
“In fact, we call it our ‘disciple factory.’ The first Sunday we opened it, we saw an immediate 25% increase in our attendance in children’s ministry. Yet our focus is not on a quantity of disciples but a quality of discipleship. The new space completely changes the quality of our ministry offerings. Children, teenagers, and adults are already loving the new space!”
Indoor Play Area
Two special architectural features include an indoor play area for kids and three glass overhead doors to separate the main worship area from classrooms.
A central children’s check-in area was also added, providing better safety and security for the children, according to Enos Yoder, DJ Construction’s certified church consultant.
Said Tohulka, “Harvest Bible Chapel has a strong vision for what they want to do, and the building will allow them to do it. That’s exciting.”
DJ Construction helps churches find the right facility solutions to their ministry challenges, not just build a building. As we strive to remain on the cutting edge of the issues churches face in today’s environment, we also understand that no two churches do their ministry the same way, and their building needs to reflect that.
About Harvest Bible Chapel – Granger:
Harvest Bible Chapel is located at 52277 Hickory Road. The church exists to glorify God through the fulfillment of the great commission. Their focus is to honor God by fulfilling the mission the Lord gave His followers to make disciples, baptize the disciples, and teach them to follow His ways.