Updates for Your Church Facility

July 27, 2019 11:42 am - Published by

If you look around at churches, you will find that church design has changed drastically in the past 20 years or so. Gone are the churches of our parents, with the large steeple, the foyer just for hanging coats, and a general old-fashioned feel. Today, churchgoers are looking for a more modern atmosphere and experience so, while the congregation and basic purpose of the church are the same, the building structure and amenities are completely different. That’s why our team at NBA Builders has put together this list of updates to consider for your church building to give it a more modern look and feel.


Updates for Your Church Facility

Multipurpose Sanctuary

Churches with pews are hard to find nowadays. Instead, many churches are opting for chairs that can be configured in multiple ways. This way, a sanctuary can serve its traditional purpose of worship, weddings, and funerals, but can also be used for conferences and meeting spaces. The utilization of chairs, instead of pews, supports the culture and activities of the modern church.

Fellowship Areas

Today’s churches are all about making connections among church members outside of worship time. Many churches encourage their congregation to connect and support each other, so adding comfortable “hang-out” areas is a great way to facilitate the connection process. Consider adding a coffee bar, stools, tables, and chairs, and be sure to make the space easy and inviting for first-time guests.

Children’s Areas

The children’s facilities and nursery rooms should not be an afterthought. The amount of time and thought that is put into improving these areas will show how your church values families. It is important to make kids feel welcome and excited to be at church, while also helping parents feel that their children are safe and secure. Be sure that your facilities include security systems and procedures, a convenient drop-off/pick-up location, and clean rooms with safe, age-appropriate equipment.

To learn more about how to improve your church building, and what NBA Builders can do for you, contact us today at (317) 732-4277. We also provide construction services for structures including healthcare facilities, offices, retail buildings, and custom homes in Indianapolis and the surrounding areas.


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