A PREVIEW OF PINELLAS COUNTY’S NEWEST ASSET
While the Flag Building is devoted to religious services for Scientology parishioners from throughout the world, parts of the building, including much of the first floor, will be open to the public, and all will be invited and encouraged to visit.
The atrium-style Grand Lobby, with its windows three stories tall, will include comfortable seating areas and permanent displays, including life-size bronze sculptures depicting fundamental principles of the Scientology religion. The first floor will also house an exhibit appropriately named “What is Scientology?”, public film rooms and a museum on the history of the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization.
A floor-by-floor preview of the remainder of the building shows the displays on the first floor and administrative offices on the second.
The third floor will be an international ministerial training center. Training is one of the two central practices of the religion, and multiple course rooms on this floor will have the capacity to instruct up to 1,400 students at one time. Courses range from introductory to advanced, providing individuals the knowledge and skills necessary to become Scientology ministers who can expertly provide the spiritual counseling of the religion, the other central practice.