(Phoenix, Arizona) –Church of the Beatitudes is launching something new. As a Progressive Christian community, Church of the Beatitudes has always been about progress. Now, in that same spirit of progress, Beatitudes Church is expressing itself in a new way with a major renovation to its 9,984 square foot Worship Center on the corner of 7th and Glendale Avenues.
Built in 1972 under the direction of the late Rev. Dr. Culver “Bill” Nelson, the Worship Center has been a space of spiritual enrichment for the North Central Phoenix community and beyond for over 47 years. Like most well-used spaces, Church of the Beatitudes was showing signs of disrepair. To make this space more welcoming, sustainable and progressive for the community now and in the future, the congregation and leadership voted to renovate the space. Architect, Steve Barduson, of Barduson Architects, was hired and on July 15, 2019, remodeling of the exterior and interior began.
Beatitudes Church is hoping to tangibly model inclusion through this renovation, and thereby change the culture. “Beatitudes has always been progressive thinking,” Pastor Tony Minear, Ph.D. of Church of the Beatitudes said. “We wanted our space to keep up with this vision especially in the arena of public accommodations, both spiritually and physically.” To view photographs of the renovation and learn more about Beatitudes Church, visit www.beatitudeschurch.org.
About the Church of the Beatitudes: Church of the Beatitudes is an open and affirming, progressive Christian community of faith-keeping and faith-seeking people grounded in stories and truths contained in the scriptures. We are open to insights and interpretations of God revealed to us through new experiences, different faiths and diverse cultures. We provide opportunities for the formation of Christian ideas through spiritual enrichment, to offer the education and training for Progressive Christians to find their own way of understanding Jesus, and to encourage the practice of those teachings in the world. To learn more, go to www.beatitudeschurch.org or call (602) 264-1221.
About Barduson Architects: Since 1994, Barduson Architects has operated as a uniquely client-centered firm with creativity, enthusiasm, and grace. We have purposefully broadened our design expertise from office and retail to church projects and master planned communities, from city community centers and fire stations to mixed use facilities and construction management. Our current projects range from $2M to $25M. To learn more, go to www.barduson.com or call (480) 967-7007.