2009 Wrap: Hope Springs

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”.

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Former Worship Space

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A simple 50′ x 150′ warehouse…soon to be modern worship space.

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.

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detail of stage

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The “barge” a portable FOH (Front of House) to contain all production gear.

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Hope Springs’ own Ben Stephens welding the barge.

Final Result

August 20 prayer at stage

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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!

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