Sonrise United Methodist Church – Master Plan and Addition

Project Details


Sonrise United Methodist Church


Fort Wayne, IN


24,000-square-foot phased master plan including multiple video venues, student ministry center, expanded children’s education, future sanctuary expansion, and wellness center. New worship center to be 600 seats, expandable to 1200 seats





Sonrise United Methodist Church lacked sufficient hospitality, youth ministry, and meeting space. The existing building also had very little visibility from the busy suburban street corner. This 7,000 sf addition consists of a sunlit coffee shop/café and fireplace lounge flanked by a multi-purpose gathering space and a youth ministry center. All three spaces are separated by large overhead glass garage doors so they can by fully open to one another or closed for separate functions.


To develop a phased master plan incorporating a new worship space, cafe, nursery, children’s area, youth center, gymnasium, and administration spaces.


Takes advantage of frontage on busy suburban corridor and beautifies existing storm water retention area. Shared parking with adjacent elementary school to the south.