First United Methodist Church, Mansfield TX

The scope of this study was to determine the church’s needs over the next twenty years, and create a long range campus master plan for implementing future changes to the existing facilities.

Through a process of meetings with key staff and committee members, we projected the probable church growth (from 1596 members in 1996 to 3100 in 2016), evaluated the existing facilities, future needs, as well as the congregation’s ability to fund the future projects. Using this information, we formulated a long range master plan for implementing each future phase of construction.

This 12,175 square foot facility includes a sanctuary, chancel area, choir loft, sacristy, prayer room, narthex, multipurpose rooms and restrooms. The building is expandable in the future to 900 seats. Parking additions were built in two phases to accommodate the church’s growing needs.

The ceiling and roof structure are wood trusses with gypsum board ceilings in the Sanctuary and Narthex, and a complete sound/lighting system was provided for the sanctuary.