Mountain Lake Church Selects Architect

Mountain Lake Church - located in Cumming, Georgia, recently selected Kansas City, Missouri based architect Mantel Teter to lead them through a metrics analysis, discovery and design process to update their campus master plan. The church will be renovating existing space for worship, connection, children, and other support areas. "We’re thrilled to be serving this church and helping them repurpose great existing space that will create a relevant custom tool for their ministry!" commented David Evans, the Principal for the project.

Grace Community Church Selects Architect

Grace Community Church - located in Smithville, Missouri, recently selected the design-build team of Kansas City, Missouri based architect Mantel Teter and Kansas City based contractor Pearce Construction. The church will be adding facilities to provide more space for worship, children, and connection. "It's an honor for our team to serve this church through a process that will create a relevant custom tool for their ministry!" noted David Evans, President of Mantel Teter and Principal for the project.

Fellowship of Grace Church Selects Architect

Fellowship of Grace Church - located in Parkville, Missouri, recently selected Kansas City, Missouri based Mantel Teter and Kansas City based contractor Pearce Construction, to lead them through a discovery and design process for renovations and additions to their church campus. This will be the first project that MT has served this church. "Our team is so excited to be serving this church and helping navigate them along this design journey.” commented Brian Rathsam, the Project Architect for the project.

Harvest Baptist Church Selects Kansas City Architect

Harvest Baptist Church - located in Blue Springs, Missouri, recently selected Kansas City, Missouri based Mantel Teter to lead them through a metrics analysis, discovery and design process to update their campus master plan. The project is currently in schematic design and is the first project that MT has served this church. "Our team is so excited to be serving this church and helping them consider the possibilities at this site.” commented Skyler Phelps, the Project Architect for the project. The church also selected Whiting-Turner Contracting Company to serve as their general contractor.

Platte Woods UMC Completes Construction

Platte Woods United Methodist Church, located in Platte Woods, Missouri completed construction with the design-build team of Olathe, Kansas based contractor Harmon Construction and Kansas City, Missouri based architect Mantel Teter. They officially dedicated their new facilities on March 26, 2017. It's been an honor to work with Platte Woods!

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Antioch Bible Baptist Church Under Construction

Construction is underway at Antioch Bible Baptist Church. Check out the progress below.

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First Baptist Church Selects Architect

First Baptist Church - located in Kearney, Missouri, recently selected the design-build team of Kansas City, Missouri based architect Mantel Teter and Kansas City based contractor Pearce Construction. The church will be renovating existing space for worship, connection, and other support areas. "Our team is excited to be serving this church and helping them repurpose great existing space to be even more relevant for their ministries.” commented Skyler Phelps, the Project Architect for the project.

The Summit is Nearing Completion

The Summit, a church located in Lee's Summit, Missouri, is getting very close to completion! The first phase of the project includes a new 750 seat auditorium building that is expandable to 1,100 seats. The facility also provides a large fellowship and community space to have conversation and connection with others. The building is balanced for worship attendance with enough space for children’s ministry space and student’s ministry space. Their new plan provides state of the art rooms with incredible flexibility and amenities such as auditorium space, play space and ministry rooms. The design includes important safety features such as check-in points and security control systems. Below are photos from our recent visit. 

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Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Day

At Mantel Teter we believe strongly in giving back to our Kansas City community. One of the organizations we support is Habitat for Humanity. Providing not only a shelter, but a home for an individual or family is something we wholeheartedly believe in. Along with other volunteers, our architects and staff helped with demo of an existing Kansas City home as well as reinforcement of the existing structure. There is still a lot of work to be done, but we enjoyed getting our hands dirty and laying the groundwork for this house to become a home. Below are a few photos from the day. 

 

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Sheffield Place

Why I Support the Mission of Sheffield Place: Skyler Phelps, Board Vice President & Secretary

I have a lot to be thankful for and frankly felt selfish for not recognizing it by helping others.

My business partner was transitioning off the Sheffield Place Board of Directors to serve the community in other capacities and didn’t want to leave without identifying a replacement. He introduced me to Sheffield Place’s mission “To empower homeless mothers and their children to heal from their trauma and help them become self-sufficient”. I visited the facility to learn about their programs, staff and the families served and decided to apply for a position on the Board. My application was accepted and I began serving in January 2006.   

I confess that my involvement in the beginning was kind of mechanical. I was “giving back” because it was cosmetically the right thing to do. I know…not a great character testament, but it’s the naked truth. What I was not expecting was to be blindsided by an intense feeling of belonging to something bigger than myself and using my time to join others in making a meaningful difference in the lives of those in desperate need of healing and opportunity.

My breakthrough with the organization happened several months after I began serving. To better connect the Board of Directors with the organization’s mission and the families served, time was set aside during board meetings for Sheffield Place clients to share stories about their lives including where they came from, how they were raised, how they were traumatized, how they became homeless and how Sheffield Place’s programs were helping empower them to break the generational cycle of abuse and homelessness. Those stories galvanized my commitment to the mission of Sheffield Place and the mothers and children we serve.

Many of us have a lot to be thankful for. My encouragement to all is to celebrate it by getting involved in making someone else’s life better. Being a part of Sheffield Place is very rewarding and really has changed my life. I invite you to join our struggle and celebrate each success.

“It is raining still... Maybe it is not one of those showers that is here one minute and gone the next, as I had so boldly assumed. Maybe none of them are. After all, life in itself is a chain of rainy days. But there are times when not all of us have umbrellas to walk under. Those are the times when we need people who are willing to lend their umbrellas to a wet stranger on a rainy day. I think I'll go for a walk with my umbrella.”
— Sun-Young Park

Originally posted on http://sheffieldplacekc.blogspot.com/