2009 was a fantastic year for Bargeheights! Thanks to a number of humbling opportunities, Bargeheights was able to come alongside several churches and make a measurable impact in the ministry capabilities. Hope Springs Community Church is one of those amazing opportunities. Although there are a number of posts about Hope Springs scattered throughout the blog, as I reflect on 2009, I though I might recap the project for your reading enjoyment.
A conversation over coffee about some recommendations on new speakers and a new light or two eventually led to an opportunity to partner with Hope Springs’ volunteer-centric vision to accomplish the unthinkable–build a church using volunteers. The pictures below are the original Hope Springs worship space, the church’s first facility after meeting (church-in-a-box style) in a local high school theater for several years. Over time, the current campus’ proximity to downtown has helped shape the church’s DNA, center around recovery and loving those “on the fringe”.
SCOPE: Collaboration on Interiors, Lobby/Kitchen/Bath Lighting Design, Lighting Design, Design and Install of Audio, Video and Lighting systems with integration of existing gear.
The “barge” a portable FOH (Front of House) to contain all production gear.
Hope Springs’ own Ben Stephens welding the barge.
More on Flickr.com/bargeheights and the Bargeheights Blog. Big shout out to the talents of Tim Booth (@gtkconsulting) for managing this monster of a project and delivering some great creative ideas along the way!