Short on Space? How to Maximize Your Church Facilities
When it comes to the growth of your church, a lack of facilities can be bittersweet. As an indicator of new growth, it’s exciting for the community. But at the same time a shortage of space is not only uncomfortable for members, it can also hinder additional growth. If moving to a bigger facility isn’t an option for you yet, there are a few things you can do to maximize your current church facility.
Switching from pews to chairs allows you to fit more members into the same facility, as you can better arrange them to fit the room. Chairs will also allow you to revamp your main worship facility and provide other uses - meetings, youth activities, etc. - making the best of the worship space you have.
Rent a Larger Venue for Sunday Services
If your biggest space concern is on Sunday morning, renting a school auditorium, community center, or other buildings just for Sundays can be a great option. Partition walls are a must in this situation, allowing facility managers to organize the space to best fit your needs.
Utilize Overflow Space
Not ready to rent another facility yet? If your church has a large entryway or other room that’s not used during regular services, you could run a video feed of your service to that room. Asking some of those in your community to use the overflow seating will provide space for visitors.
If you’re using an open area like an entryway or foyer for your overflow seating, portable partitions like our Accordion Room Dividers will be useful tools for churches to help separate the area and manage noise.
Get Creative with Children’s Spaces
One of the most challenging areas of growth is ensuring you have enough space for your Sunday School classes and childcare. Making room for not only the children but all of the toys, craft supplies, and other items needed for each age group can be tricky for facility management.
Get creative by using furniture with built-in storage, foldable tables, or collapsible camping chairs. Or do away with tables and chairs entirely and use carpet squares for seating. Another option to consider is to redesign rooms to be function-specific, rather than age-specific. Have a room for arts & crafts, another for story time, another for music, and so on, and have children rotate through the rooms.
As your church grows, so will your pool of staff and volunteers, and they will all need room to work. Versare’s cubicles can help facility management make the most of your current office setup and allow you to use other areas of your buildings and make new office facilities.
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