Mountain View Church of the Brethren
This new church measures 10,000 square feet. Special features include an expansive window framing the Massanutten Peak. The first worship service in the new church occurred on Nov. 26, 2006, while the first “public” service was the following Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006. Dedication for the new church was March 19, 2007, almost a year to the day after the groundbreaking on March 18, 2006. Mountain View has room for about 200 in the sanctuary and 50 in the balcony. The building committee and congregation wanted a simple, flexible design.
The Nielsen Partnership
Pastor Wayne Pence remembers that John Neff helped tremendously during the planning process. “John guided us in conducting a congregational and community survey, preparing an RFP for design services, and selecting an architect.” He adds, “The Carpenters for Christ worked hard and got the building under roof, and Nielsen finished it quickly in an excellent fashion.” Carpenters for Christ was a volunteer group from Alabama who spent a week helping to construct the church.