HERE, THERE, EVERYWHERE

Worthington Christian Church has sought to REACH the community surrounding us for over 45 years. In that time, we have seen a lot of growth in the community around us and massive developments to the technology that we use each and every day. With all that change, we felt compelled to take a hard look at ourselves — or, more specifically, our building, property and technology — and ask:

  • Are we meeting the needs of our congregation and community with our current space?
  • Can we do better? If so, in what way?
  • How would potential changes better help us to FOLLOW JESUS TOGETHER?

As always, our first step was to seek guidance from God through prayer. Those prayers led us to more serious discussions, collaborations and research.

Today, we feel confident in this: we need to invest in our facilities, property and technology so that we may continue to serve God’s Kingdom, you, your family and our community.

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

--Ephesians 3:20-21
When was the last time you renovated your home? Five years ago? Ten? It’s been 30 years since we last updated the Worship Center. That’s right — the Worship Center looks pretty much the same as it did in 1993 and it is time for us to “re-envision” that space.

The following facility updates would allow us to continue to REACH our community and serve current members and their families as we Follow Jesus Together:

  • Create a more dedicated and engaging space for our Middle School, High School and College-age ministries
  • Redesign and improve the functionality of the Kids Worship space
  • Install new seating in the Worship Center to accommodate more families
  • Repurpose the choir loft
  • Update & redesign the stage to be more functional
  • Update audio, video and lighting capabilities
We are keenly aware of the explosive population growth in Delaware County, and the likelihood of additional growth with the Intel plant currently being built in central Ohio. We need to look ahead to the future and think about how we can be intentional in reaching our growing community.

Over the last few years, some serious discussion has taken place about the possibility of planting a satellite location north of us in Delaware County. These plans are only in the very early stages of consideration, but it is a possibility that we ask you and your family to pray about.
Now that we are live streaming our worship services every week, we need to understand and celebrate that our church has a new front door.

While it is always our primary desire for everyone to come together, in-person, to worship each and every Sunday, we understand this isn’t always possible. Many people are only able to engage with us online due to illness, injury or vacation plans, while others watch the stream as a means to simply get to know us better.

Understanding that reality has influenced a lot of thoughtful prayer and discussion, which led us to the conclusion that we must stay up-to-date with technology to REACH everyone, everywhere.

Phase 1 Celebration Sunday

Join us on Sunday, February 25 from 9:30 AM to 12:15 PM as we celebrate the completion of Phase 1!

WCC members and guests will be encouraged to take a tour of the updated Youth and Kids areas. Staff and volunteers will be on-hand to answer any questions you may have and refreshments will be available in the Checkpoint Area.

Phase 2 will begin in April!

We're set to kick off Phase 2 of the REACH Initiative the week of Monday, April 1. The primary purpose of Phase 2 is to remodel the Worship Center with new (and more) seating, updated A/V technology and lighting, improved stage, and (of course!) apply a fresh coat of paint and new flooring throughout!

All of these updates will require a lot of demolition and extensive HVAC work before anything new can be installed or old systems updated. We anticipate that Phase 2 will be complete by September 2024. (Hopefully sooner!) 

How will Phase 2 affect you?

For all of us who come together for in-person worship on Sunday morning the most obvious change will be where we gather. Worship will be relocated to the newly remodeled Youth Center. With the new stage and updated A/V system, we anticipate Sunday worship services to run smoothly -- both in-person and online!

However, the Youth Center is designed to comfortably seat about 400 people. This shouldn't be a problem for those of us who worship at 8:30 or 11:11 AM, but it may be problematic for those who like to worship at 9:45 AM. If you prefer the 9:45 AM service hour, you may find seating to be challenging at that time. If you are able to join us a little earlier or a little later, we encourage you to please do so.

We have been engaged in a lot of prayer and deep discussion over the last several weeks about how to make Sunday morning worship run as smoothly as possible for everyone. As soon as we have come to a decision on what Sunday mornings will look like once Phase 2 begins, we will share that information with you. Until then, we continue to ask for your prayers, patience and flexibility as the REACH Initiative moves forward!

The REACH Initiative

Perhaps the best way to learn more about the REACH Initiative is to watch our message from February 5, 2023. During that Sunday morning message, Jay and Lee discussed the vision that led to REACH, our preliminary plans and goals, as well as the financial side of the project.

If you have any questions, please let us know by completing the form at the bottom of this page.

Floor Plans

Below are the screenshots from the most recent floor plans for the building remodel. These plans are NOT final and are subject to change as the project evolves. We will update with revised floorplans as often as possible if necessary.
Current floor plans as of December 2022.

Concept Art

REACH Initiative Phase 1 Photos

How can I contribute?

Our vision to FOLLOW JESUS TOGETHER has always been about engaging our relationship with Jesus and others. For that vision to become a reality, our engagement is vital. Join us on this journey! The Lord has use for all of us. Ask Him how He can use you, and engage.

PRAY

A lot has been discussed on this webpage and we know that for many people, change can be uncomfortable. We ask for grace and patience as we commit to the REACH Initiative together and hope that you will join us in prayer over the coming months.

SUPPORT

The “together” part of FOLLOW JESUS TOGETHER includes everyone — you, your family, and our community. As you know, there are a lot of people in our community who are yet to know Jesus and we need to re-envision our space to better REACH them. One of the best ways to support REACH is to make a financial commitment to the initiative.

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