This exterior snapshot of the church was taken shortly following it's construction. At this point, the landscaping remained incomplete. No trees had been installed in the planter outside the entry (as shown in the perspective rendering). It seems final grading was complete, but no grass or groundcover had yet been installed.
Due to financial constraints, I suspect these parts of the project were omitted from the contract and completed as volunteer projects by the congregation.
There was apparently considerable strain between the architect, builder, and church during the course of the construction. This can be attibuted to changes made necessary due to the budget limitations.