To help True North Church develop a plot of land in suburban Perth, Western Australia, into a community hub that would be accessible to residents throughout the week.
True North wanted to create a place for their surrounding community beyond a church building that would only be open on Sundays. Senior pastor Dean Groetzinger and his team envisioned a multi-purpose facility that would foster connections to God and one another.
This facility would be open to the public, ministering to the surrounding communities every day of the week. No matter a person’s background, age, social status, or wealth, there would be a welcoming place at True North where they could connect and flourish spiritually.
The PlainJoe team worked with True North to create a separately-branded space on their campus called The Block: a collection of spaces that would meet community needs in a variety of ways.
The Block houses the Compass Early Learning Centre- an early childhood education space, 115 Collective- a coffee shop and café, The Loft- a co-working space available for community use and The Point- a 400 seat event venue equipped with state of the art A/V equipment.
As a result of developing and opening The Block, True North is giving back to its surrounding community in a massive way. The church draws both members and visitors into an immersive, three-dimensional life experience that encourages connectivity at multiple touchpoints and transforms lives along the way.
“Our vision for the community is to see it transformed, to see it become more vibrant and connected than ever before.” – Dean Groetzinger, Senior Pastor, True North Church