River of Life Community Church

Design and Ministry Needs

It’s a rewarding experience to design and build the first church for a group of followers of Christ who were previously worshipping in schools, storefronts and other churches. That was exactly the case with the parish of (the soon to be) River of Life Community Church.

Church leaders were looking for a design and building partner to help realize their dream of having their own facility. Initial contractor discussions were a challenge as quotes were more than the church had ever anticipated. In addition, they needed a multi-functional building that would allow for the development of ministries targeting different groups with different needs.

The McKnight Group listened to the needs of River of Life Community Church and was able to develop a building strategy that was within budget and satisfied the visionary needs of the church.


The first River of Life Community Church features a 23,000 square foot building with a large lobby, multi-ministry worship space, Awana circles, kitchen and multiple offices. A playland, nursery and several classrooms were constructed for children and youth ministries. The flexibility of the multi-ministry space allows River of Life to offer a diverse range of ministries and the building’s master plan provides a foundation for expansion as the church community grows.


River of Life has overflowed with success as the church membership continues to rise. They have created unique ministries – from youth and children to adult programs and sports – spreading the word and love of Christ to a diverse and growing organization.

Project Details

River of Life Community Church
Springfield, Kentucky

Relocation, Multi-Ministry Worship, Flexible Classroom Pod,
Nurseries, Lobby Restrooms

Square Feet:
23,003 New Facility

Project Completed:
July 2007

For more information
please contact:

The McKnight Group
(614) 875-1689
(800) 625-6448

Case Study

“The McKnight Group is easy to work with because they view their work as a ministry for Jesus. If you are looking for a partner that can help you build a facility to meet your church’s vision, I recommend The McKnight Group.”

-Troy Shelton, Pastor