Church Building Wish list

In our first meeting regarding the new church buildings, we revisited the brainstorming and wish list session we had 2 years ago when we first considered erecting the permanent buildings. At that time we determined that we still had too much work out in the community remaining and decided to put the church building project on the back burner for a while longer. In that meeting however, we did compose a helpful list of desired elements for the new building. In no particular order we said we would like to see:

  • Traditional look and feel (looks like a church, not a warehouse or storefront)
  • Ample seating
  • Pews; not chairs
  • Spacious rooms for Sunday School
  • Children’s Church Room
  • Clean nursery
  • Cry room
  • Plenty of storage – closets etc
  • Large fellowship hall and kitchen
  • Baptistery and changing rooms
  • Piano
  • Office space / Pastor’s Study
  • Handicap accessible
  • Wind resistance and flood mitigation
  • All one building or covered walkways between buildings.
  • Covered driveway
  • Well marked and logical entrances
  • Sound proof sanctuary (muffle train and traffic)
  • Sturdy – Built to last
  • Plenty of parking for members and visitors
  • Leave a legacy to the next generation
  • Restrooms
  • Sustainable (green architecture)

1 Comment

Hey Pastor Don,

I think that list you have is a great start.

I would mention that as you seriously start the project and think about ways to inspire people in become partners in making the process see fulfillment.
You may want to translate the goals in language that describes how they will benefit people.

For example the “cry room” >> “A cry room for where young parents and single mothers will fill welcomed”

– Well that’s just basic idea.

God bless you in your endeavors.
Daniels & Daniels

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