Tabernacle Baptist Church approached Paragon with a clear vision for their church. They knew where they wanted to go but were less certain of how to get there. Tabernacle Baptist is trying to reach a new generation, new people. Their facility was becoming a barrier to their mission. The Paragon team discussed the challenges of their current space and quickly realized that they needed a complete campus renovation. Not because they wanted state-of-the-art interior treatments, but because their aging space was no longer conducive to their efforts.
With the focus set on outreach and making first-time guests feel welcomed, Paragon was able to determine, with input from the team at Tabernacle, that renovating their lobby and hallway spaces would provide an immediate improvement in guest experiences. Their old lobby lacked the space required to mingle. It felt as if the lobby was immediately ushering guests from the worship center to the parking lot.
With help from Torgerson Design Partners, the Paragon team was able to correct the proportions of the space and make it conducive to fellowship. Utilizing an unused library space, the lobby was expanded and created an open area for fellowship. Paragon also provided interior design services to ensure that every aspect of the space was working towards the goal of making the congregation feel at home in the space. The paint color, carpet, fabricated finishes, lighting, acoustics, and signage were all taken into consideration. Every exterior touchpoint needed to communicate the internal values of the church.