Springfield does not yet have a dedicated church building. We'd like to change that as soon as possible. We've been examining various options including building something from scratch, as well as purchasing an existing building and transforming it into a church building.
Recently, we signed a contract to purchase the former Mitre 10 Hardware Store at SpringLake Shopping Village. This contract is subject to the Ipswich City Council approving the facility as a place for public worship. We are currently in the process of preparing a development application to the Council. Our intention would be to develop the ground level space as a worship auditorium along with room for our children's ministries. There is an upstairs area we would use as the church office.
This building is ideally situated in the service prescinct of one of Greater Springfield's key residential areas, and across the road from the beautiful Springfield Lakes.
In the meantime, we are renting space on Level 4 of The World Knowledge Centre building in Education City in Springfield Central. This facility is serving us well for the launch phase of Disciples Church. It is a modern building with plenty of available parking.