Mark Driscoll recently finished a series of posts on 23 factors that church planters should consider when finding a church facility.
Many of these factors are important not only for new church planters, but also for established churches with existing facilities…
- Time Flexibility
- Set-up and Tear-down
- Children’s Space
- Room for Fellowship
- Public Perception
- Additional Space
- Additional Use
- Conflicting Dates
- Contract Length
- Facility Options
Where is your facility the strongest? Weakest? Are there any glaring problems? Easy fixes? Not every improvement has to be a multi-million dollar renovation. Some of these factors can be radically improved with a simple change in lighting, paint, greenery, decor, fixtures, furniture arrangement, or room assignments.
We all need to continually ask how we can make our facilities welcoming to visitors and conducive for worship and fellowship. No space will be ideal. There will almost always both positives and negatives to any building. But Driscoll raises some excellent thoughts on an issue we often overlook.
You can download all four of Driscoll’s posts here as one pdf article.