Took a little trip up to the Grove in Riverside. We’re affiliated with the same denomination (the Alliance), and our lead pastor was at a conference up there a couple weeks ago and said we had to go check it out. So we did, and here’s my Treo pics to prove it.
This is their Cafe & Bookstore – that’s off campus, down the street
They call this the “chapel”. It’s a little smaller than our main worship center.
Love this sign!
Scheduled out to April!
The other side.
Someone knows how to setup a kit. Pure & Simple.
A view from the stage.
Every church has a giant cross somewhere.
I love the ceiling treatment!
Children’s worship center.
Children’s check in.
Baptismal (yes! it’s outside and not at stage right!)
Something we don’t have enough of.
They’ve got a gymnasium.
High school tech area.
High school food area.
High school worship center – a little drab.
Junior high worship center – also a little drab. But hey, NICE ROOMS!
I think they have terminator robots behind this door.
This explains the demographic.
Info booth – a little lack of color & design, but very functional.
So my impressions were: amazing facility, looks like everything was done right. My only criticism is that it feels a little stale, not much color or design element – looks very baby boomerish, which is most likely their biggest client. It also feels a little “over built”, everything is just bigger than life, huge columns, hallways, chandeliers, etc.