Design and Ministry Needs
The Vineyard Church of Columbus, Ohio is one of the city’s premiere churches and the largest Vineyard church in the nation. Their campus includes multiple building projects totaling over 215,000 square feet of worship and multi-ministry space.
Since 1992, The McKnight Group has overseen the design and construction of six phases of The Vineyard, and in 2006, was contracted to plan and develop the seventh phase – a 50,000 square foot Community Center.
This project was different than the others. The goal was to provide a building and ministry where the majority of people in the building would not be from The Vineyard, but rather from the community.
The McKnight Group designed and built the Community Center to be a multi-functional complex that allows for a tremendous amount of flexibility. It features an indoor and outdoor children’s playland, a dance studio, a multi-court basketball facility (including two full-size high school courts) and a state-of-the-art game room, all designed for the youth of the community. The building also features a free clinic that is staffed by doctors, nurses and dentists from the church.
The growth of The Vineyard Church of Columbus is truly amazing and is a testament to their vision of being a relevant church – a church that does not exist for itself, but for Christ and for the world. Their worship center seats over 3,000 and Sunday service attendance regularly surpasses 6,000. The Community Center is an outreach facility with after school care, food, athletics, gymnastics, and computer classes. It serves as a dynamic tool in developing life-changing relationships and is an epicenter for community functions.
The mission of Vineyard Columbus Community Center is to transform the city of Columbus by love and good deeds for the glory of God, extending the truth, power and love of the Gospel to build friendships with our city, one life at a time.