Community Church Batesville Begins Construction

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Community Church - located in Batesville, Indianna is making construction progress on their renovation of an old downtown building. Mantel Teter has been honored to work at both church campus locations! Edwards-Rigdon Construction is serving as the general contractor.

Mill Creek Community Church Completes Construction

Mill Creek Community Church Completes Construction

Mill Creek Church Photography - located in Shawnee, Kansas, has completed construction for the renovation of most of the existing lobby space where the buildings connect. The renovation also included new staff office spaces and a new student ministry venue. “This new space will provide relevant ministry tools for children, students and staff.” commented Brian Rathsam, the Project Architect. Pearce Construction served as the general contractor.

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Building Design: From Warehouse to God's House

Building Design: From Warehouse to God's House

Lifesong Church opened its doors in 2006, first meeting in the Blackstone Valley Cinema de Lux, located in Millbury, Mass. As it grew, church leaders were looking to establish a more permanent location and presence in their community and reached out to architectural firm Mantel Teter in Kansas City, Mo., to help them transition to a permanent space.

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The Color of the Year: in Church Interior Design

The Color of the Year: in Church Interior Design

The Pantone Color Institute recently announced its 2019 Color of the Year, with Living Coral taking the honor.

“It is a guide that forecasts the popular colors in design,” says Amy Wax, an international color consultant. “The Color of the Year can also serve as inspiration to see what colors would be great to tie into décor and focal pieces of a church.”

Numerous factors are considered when selecting the Color of the Year. The goal is to capture “what’s in the year” and offer insights on how prevalent colors are shifting.

“We travel globally and research extensively as we pick up cues that emerge in seemingly disparate industries that can signal a direction for a given color family,” Pantone explains on its website. “As we cull through this information and find commonalities in color, we also give a lot of thought to how people select paint colors and which colors are most applicable for their needs while remaining mindful of the color trends of years past.”

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First Presbyterian Church Completes Construction

First Presbyterian Church - located in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, has completed construction of an exterior renovation project. The church returned to their design and construction team of Kansas City, Missouri based architect Mantel Teter and Olathe, Kansas based contractor Harmon Construction. This project adds an entry covered unloading canopy at the main entrance. The church is still planning to renovate several interior spaces as well. "Our team is privileged to partner once again with this church as they renovate their existing buildings." stated Brian Rathsam, Project Architect for the project.

Christ Community Church Selects Kansas City Architect

Christ Community Church - located at multiple campuses in Kansas and Missouri, recently selected Kansas City, Missouri based architect Mantel Teter to design renovations to their recently acquired building in downtown Crossroads District of Kansas City, Missouri. Straub Construction is serving as the general contractor. “This church continues to thrive and find places to plant their footprint into different cultural areas of our metro; the result is magnificent for the Kingdom!” notes Skyler Phelps, the Project Architect.

Grace Church Selects Design Team

Grace Church - located in Overland Park, Kansas, recently acquired property in Olathe, Kansas for another campus location. Having served this church at their main campus, they returned to their design and construction team, Kansas City, Missouri based architect Mantel Teter and Whiting-Turner Contracting to design and build a first phase facility. "We’re honored to be back with Grace Church, helping them expand their reach in this community." stated David Evans, Principal for the project.

Southoint Church of Christ Selects Architect

Southpoint Church of Christ - located in south Kansas City, Missouri, 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 and add facilities. Immediate facility needs include a new Sanctuary, additional space for lobby and gathering, and NextGen ministry spaces to balance with the new Sanctuary capacity. "Our team is excited to partner with this new church and develop an updated master plan and design new facilities to help them impact the Kingdom." stated Brian Rathsam, Project Architect for the project.

LifePoint Church Begins Construction

LifePoint Church - located in Smyrna, Tennessee, has begun construction of renovations to their existing facilities. Immediate facility needs include consolidation of staff offices, better configured children’s ministry space and student ministry space, and improving overall security and wayfinding/connection throughout the facility. "We’re honored and excited to see the transformations of their existing space happen; they will become great tools for ministry." stated David Evans, Principal for the project. Dow Smith Company is serve as the general contractor.

Grace Community Church Completes Construction

Grace Community Church Completes Construction

Grace Community Church - located in Smithville, Missouri, recently completed construction for their new kid’s classroom expansion, while also renovating the lobby and kid’s check-in of the existing building. “The entire team is excited to witness the great things this new space will do for the church’s ministries.” commented Skyler Phelps, the Project Architect. Pearce Construction served as the general contractor.

Fair Haven Baptist Church Selects Architect

Fair Haven Baptist Church - located in Shelbyville, Tennessee, recently selected the design-build team of Smyrna, Tennessee based contractor Dow Smith Company and Kansas City, Missouri based architect Mantel Teter to update their campus master plan. Immediate facility needs include better configured children’s ministry space and student ministry space, while improving security and wayfinding and connection throughout the facility. "Shelbyville is an area positioned for expansive growth & we’re honored to help this church position their facilities to be ready." stated David Evans, Principal for the project.

Abundant Life Blue Springs Begins Construction

Existing big box space before demolition.

Existing big box space before demolition.

Abundant Life - located in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, has begun design for their second campus location in Blue Springs, MO. The church returned to their design and construction team of Kansas City, Missouri based architect Mantel Teter and general contractor Pearce Construction. The project will upfit an existing big box space & transform it into a church campus. "Our team is honored to partner once again with Abundant Life as they expand their footprint for the Kingdom. We love the concept of adaptive reuse and giving new life to existing buildings." stated Skyler Phelps, Vice President and Principal for the project.

New Life Wesleyan Church Selects Architect

New Life Wesleyan Church - located in Gillette, Wyoming, 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 and add facilities. Immediate facility needs include better wayfinding, additional space for lobby and gathering, and NextGen ministry. "Our team is honored to partner with this church and help them develop and design new facilities that will create impact for the Kingdom." shared David Evans, Principal for the project.

Lord of Hosts Church Completes Construction

Lord of Hosts Church Completes Construction

Lord of Hosts Church - located in Omaha, Nebraska, completed construction of a massive renovation and a second video venue and entry gathering space. An exterior façade renovation to this existing retail building was also part of this major project. "This project has been transformational as new life is reborn into an old retail building.” commented Brian Rathsam, the Project Architect for the project. Local Omaha, NE contractor, Lund-Ross Constructors, served as the general contractor.

Greenwood, Missouri Church Selects Architect

Fellowship Greenwood - located in Greenwood, Missouri, recently selected Kansas City, Missouri based architect Mantel Teter and to lead them through a metrics analysis, discovery and design process to update their campus master plan. Immediate facility needs include space for children’s ministry space, additional space for offices, and more parking. The church also selected Kansas City based contractor Pearce Construction. "Our team is excited to partner once again with Fellowship Greenwood to develop a phased master plan and design new facilities to help this church impact the Kingdom." stated David Evans, President of Mantel Teter and Principal for the project.

Fellowship Bible Church Begins Design

Fellowship Bible Church - located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, has begun design for their second phase addition, a children’s ministry building. The church returned to their design-build team of Smyrna, Tennessee based contractor Dow Smith Company and Kansas City, Missouri based architect Mantel Teter to update their campus master plan, design additional children’s ministry space, student ministry space, and additional space for offices. "Our team is excited to partner again with Dow Smith Company and this awesome church and to design new facilities that will position this church for continued growth in a growing area of Murfreesboro." stated David Evans, Principal for the project.

Eudora Baptist Church Selects Architect

Eudora Baptist Church - located in Eudora, Kansas, 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. Immediate facility needs include children’s ministry space, additional space for lobby & gathering, and large group multipurpose space to take pressure off the Sanctuary. "Our team is excited to partner with this church & develop an updated master plan and design new facilities to help this church impact the Kingdom." stated Brian Rathsam, Project Architect for the project.

Grace Community Church Construction Update

Grace Community Church Construction Update

Image courtesy of  Pearce Construction

Image courtesy of Pearce Construction

Grace Community Church - located in Smithville, Missouri, is nearing completion on their kid’s classroom expansion, while also renovating the lobby and kid’s check-in of the existing building. “The entire team is excited to complete construction and we’re anxious to witness the great things this new space will do for the church’s ministries.” commented Skyler Phelps, the Project Architect. Pearce Construction is serving as the general contractor.

Fellowship Greenwood Begins Construction

Fellowship Greenwood Begins Construction

Drone Flyover courtesy of Pearce Construction

Fellowship Greenwood - located in Greenwood, Missouri, has begun construction of their new children’s ministry building and entry/atrium renovation. A brand-new parking lot expansion was just completed as well. Pearce Construction is serving as the general contractor. The project is expected to complete construction in July 2019.

Vineyard Church Completes Education Addition

Vineyard Church Completes Education Addition

Vineyard Church - located in Kansas City, Missouri, north of the river, has completed construction of their new 2-story children’s ministry building addition. Skyler Phelps, the project architect, notes “The project was very successful, providing needed ministry space for building balance with seats in worship, while providing better security and people flow between services.” Pearce Construction served as the general contractor.