The Barn will be located on the south side of our educational building. It is 44,000 square feet multi purpose facility. It will house all of our youth ministries. There will be gathering rooms, meeting rooms, class rooms and offices for all of our youth staff. It will also have a fully functional theatrical stage that will allow our music department, youth department and kid’s ministries to perform all different kinds of productions, dinner theatre and concerts. Vacation Bible School will also be benefit from the Barn. It will give our children and our workers so much room to grow and develop.
Also in the Barn, there will be a state of the art Kitchen facility. It will be larger and more functional than our existing kitchen and enable us to be able to feed more and more people in our Wednesday Night Dinners. We hope that in the center of the Barn to be able to seat 800+ around tables and chairs. That will be a great addition to our "tailgating" dinners, especially for those needing to stay out of the sun. It will really help for in-climate weather days. Large wedding receptions, anniversaries, kid’s birthday parties and all kinds of fellowships could be housed in the center of the Barn.
One of the greatest things that will be in the Barn is a complete Gymnasium Recreation Facility. It will have retractable bleachers that will accommodate 1200 people. Also in a concert setting we could add 800-1000 chairs and have the possibility of 2200+. Along with the Gym there will be a walking track around the entire second floor, and a complete exercise room with weight training and cardio equipment that we ALL can use to get our physical bodies in shape. We want wellness and Worship to collide in the Barn, as we minister to the Spirit, Soul and Body.
Locker rooms, showers, and oversized restrooms will be along the exercise wing they will be ready to accommodate the masses of people that will use the Barn as well as be in place for the time when we have a school. They will already have locker rooms that are comparable to any High School in our county.
The Barn will be the first building, and will be the "Anchor" for our plans to open a day care and build a K-12 school. Pray that the Lord will continue to direct our paths and add to the church daily as we continue to build the Kingdom of God in Fayetteville, NC.