Building a church is similar to constructing other large structures- ground is cleared, a foundation is poured, blocks are laid, a roof installed and finish work is completed.
Construction of the $8.3 million TrueNorth Church campus followed a similar process, except for the memorable ground breaking. In February 2013, 1,500 church members walked into a vacant 16-acre construction site and each one of them simultaneously dug their gold-painted spade into the ground to mark the beginning of the construction project.
Over the next two years, a 21,000-square-foot worship center and a 24,000-square-foot children’s facility rose out of the ground, building excitement and anticipation in and among the 2,300-member congregation. From the church’s establishment in 2004 by six couples, the congregation grew to 300 families meeting at North Augusta High School. Over then past decade, as the Sunday attendance at the high school grew to about 1,700 people, the church leadership decided it was time to build a church.
The new sanctuary and children’s center opened this spring less than a mile from the high school, holding its first service in the sanctuary on Sunday, April 19. The church currently has two Sunday morning services, filling the sanctuary during each service with about 1,000 people.
The contractor that built the church decided to streamline equipment rental for his subcontractors by renting the equipment and providing the units for their use. Dozers, mini-excavators, skid steers, track loaders, forklifts, scissor lifts and several sizes of articulating boom lifts were used throughout the construction process. Neff Rental equipment was used on the job for everything from clearing land to installing the last ceiling panels in the sanctuary.
When you are planning to build a church, a temple or any another religious facility, consider Neff Rental for your equipment needs, and for reliable 24/7 service and support. Contact Neff Rental at 888-709-NEFF or visit www.NeffRental.com.