Vertical Church, formerly known as Living Word Ministries, began in 1978 as a small home Bible study with four people. As the years passed the congregation has moved to several locations to accommodate their continued growth. Newfield Construction remodeled the concourse which presented challenges for both guests and members. When the building was originally designed, it was based on the dual use of a school and church. Because the school is now inactive, the church was faced with the exciting opportunity to redesign the concourse to better reflect the high priority and value that they place on relationships.
Interior renovations consisted of opening up the commons area, relocating the cafe, creating a new check-in desk for the children, adding storage rooms in the existing sanctuary and reducing the sanctuary to accommodate a maximum of 1,100 seats. Renovations were made to the existing office area including waiting and reception areas.