Original design for a small church, my first one. Church building is a pretty big business where I live. Lots of new people coming in means the churches have been expanding. New "Mega-churches" have sprung up. They are more like auditoriums with rock bands!
This a basically a very traditional church format, with emphasis on fairly wide aisles and a clear span of at least 50 feet across, using modern "glu-lam" laminated beams arranged into trusses at 10' intervals. Stained glass might be "earthy" green tones to emphasize connection to nature. Most important feature is good proportions and beauty of front elevation. The stairs to the top of the steeple would be steel for strength in case many churchgoers go up into the steeple after a service. Also, the stairs would taper in a bit, somewhat challenging to build.
Front elevation is a tiny sketch from my sketchbook, so it is a little rough looking. Floor plan executed a little bigger at scale 1/16"=one foot. Both drawings in pencil, semi-transparent vellum over graph paper for the plan.