Creative Church Renovation Helps Oklahoma City Church with Children's Ministry

Oklahoma City, OK, October 16, 2008 --( Victory Church in Oklahoma City was ready to upgrade their big, boxy building with a new sanctuary, but faced the challenge of renovating the old sanctuary into a youth center. With the help of Jonathan Martin Creative, they created a contemporary children's sanctuary with a travel theme.

"We're in an old Gibson's building that's been renovated," said Samantha Votaw, the children's ministry associate pastor for Victory Church. "It's a big boxy building, and we thought it was time to upgrade."

They started their church renovations in October 2006. JMC did 25 of the church's rooms and all of the hallways with travel-themed murals that tied in with their mission statement: "Reach a city, change a nation, touch a world."

JMC also did 3D work in the lobby and main sanctuary as an area for elementary and pre-school kids.

"It keeps the mission statement in front of kids," Votaw said. "We want kids not to be thinking of themselves, but to always be having a thought of how we can reach outside of the city.

"That's really the heartbeat of our whole church, not just children's ministry. We figure children's church is just a training ground for big church."

The new church renovations appeal to children and adults alike within the congregation.

"Everybody really likes them," Votaw said. "It made everything kid-friendly, where kids were excited and wanted to come and engage in the rooms. They're very well done, and we really enjoy them."

Making children a priority within the church has helped Victory attract more families. Word of mouth is spreading in the community because of the children's area.

"The excitement and enthusiasm is really up," said Votaw. "People see that we've put our money and time into making a facility that kids really want to come to. I think people really want to come because of that."

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About Jonathan Martin Creative
Since 1995, Jonathan Martin Creative has been creating unique themed church renovations. They have designed and built hundreds of sets, stages, and themed environments for churches. They create murals, interactive pieces, and three-dimensional elements that are customized for your specific style and needs.

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