To create a thriving, multisite church presence by developing existing land that connects to surrounding communities.
At Northern California’s Bayside Church, Pastor Ray Johnston and his leadership team were facing a predicament. They owned a mix of property that they wanted to steward well, some of which needed development–and all of which required careful money management.
Pastor Johnston created a master plan that was specifically designed to strategically connect these pieces of Bayside’s property to new communities in their surrounding area. Our PlainJoe team came alongside Bayside for a “design intervention” that would bring this master plan vision to fruition.
We worked with Pastor Johnston and his team to develop different phases of Bayside’s thriving, multi-site community:
We transformed Bayside’s educational wing into Thrive Kids, a lanai style, open-air campus core (or town square). This complemented the changes Pastor Johnston’s team made through their master plan, which included a cafe, lobby redesign, and re-theming their childrens’ ministry to reflect Jesus as the living water (River of Life Explorers).
A weekend campus developed from leased industrial space that acts as an indoor recreation center and Third Place during the week, and a Bayside campus every weekend.
An urban infill property that formerly served as a market, but is now a “front porch” for the community.
The church now enjoys a broader reach into their surrounding community than ever before. Along with compassionately serving and giving back to the community, they also steward their properties to provide worship, entertainment, community, and fun.