Church Renaissance: Re-envisioning Church & Faith Community Campuses
Saturday, June 11 | 10:00AM
Location: Grace First Presbyterian Church,
3955 N. Studebaker Rd., Long Beach, CA 90808
(In the Saul Ministry Center)
How is your congregation called to serve the community now and 30 years from now? In this post-pandemic world, faith communities are experiencing a renaissance, as are facing opportunities to re-envision their campuses to better serve God and their community.
Robert Terrell, an ordained Elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and member of Grace First Presbyterian Church, has over 47 years of experience in architectural design, development and marketing, within a broad range and scale of project types including custom residence, commercial buildings, churches, education and government building, retail stores and entertainment venues. He received a Bachelor’s of Architecture degree from the University of Southern California and has completed graduate studies in Architecture and Urban Planning, Business Management, Organized Design, Leadership Principles and Practice, Project Management, Business Forecasting and Urban Dynamics.
ZT Architecture + Land Development Inc’s principals, and team have collectively more than 80 years of experience, in architecture and urban design, construction and development. A primary mission and focus at ZTA + LD Inc., as exemplified by their award winning architectural design & community development projects, is service; and service especially to often underserved communities. Their specialty is to create projects, that are environmentally sensitive, organically evolved, and sustainable.
Also at ZTA + LD Inc., they recently started a “faith based initiative” to assist religious organizations, in the adaptive, highest and best re-use analysis, for their various religious properties and church sites, that are currently and often under-utilized, to better understand how these locations can be re-planned and re-designed to better serve their congregants and community at large. Which is consistent with the church and religious organizations original mission of community service.
They are currently applying this initiative, to working with churches across the country, and specifically, in areas of Los Angeles, Inglewood & Paramount, California, and in the cities of East Point and Atlanta, GA, for example. Their creative proposed designs and often “mixed-use” solutions, have included, spaces for worship/fellowship, supportive/multi-family housing, education/preschools and senior assisted/independent living facilities, for example, that by plan and design, have the potential to redefine the church and location, as the evolved community spiritual center, and as a place for sharing/interaction and community involvement.
RSVP via phone at 562-420-3393 or email.