|Maryland Farms Community in Brentwood, Tennessee. Source: Baptist Press|
Lifeway Christian Resources plans to move its headquarters to Maryland Farms in Brentwood by the end of 2022.
Lifeway CEO Ben Mandrell said, “We look forward to being a part of the Maryland Farms community. This will be an exciting area and a great space for our team to create and collaborate. Our new space will be a haven for fresh ideas and creative thinking.”
Currently, Lifeway is headquartered in Nashville’s Capitol View neighborhood where it leases a 46,000 square feet office.
“Selling our large building downtown and moving to a smaller, more open footprint is part of a larger, strategic vision for the organization,” Mandrell said. “The new location allows us to be better stewards of our resources and is a better fit for the culture we’ve created at Lifeway.”
Additionally, Mandrell acknowledged many employees will continue to work remotely primarily while coming into the building for collaborative work.
Mandrell said. “Lifeway had already embraced a remote work culture, before Zoom was a household word…We learned during the pandemic that our team was just as efficient working from home as they were from the office—maybe more. We want to continue to offer that flexibility and maximize those efficiencies while providing opportunities for face-to-face interaction.”
Lifeway’s chief human resources officer, Connia Nelson said, “The layout of the new building will provide all types of creative spaces where employees will be motivated and inspired to work together in community. Teams will have collaborative spaces to meet in groups, while individual employees will have a variety of quiet workspaces to choose from based on their work style,” Nelson said. “We want to support a culture of hybrid work where flexibility leads the way with an emphasis on connectivity, giving employees the power to work from anywhere, anytime.”
The new space in Maryland Farms in Brentwood will be a mix of meeting rooms, social hubs, and drop-in workstations. Also, the new headquarters will feature state-of-the-art podcast, video, and photography studios.
Lifeway has occupied its current home in Nashville’s Capitol View neighborhood since 2017. Currently, Lifeway sold the Capitol View building in 2021 and they are leasing back space until the move can be completed.
Source: Baptist Press