There has never been more variety than today when it comes to seating and furnishings for both worship and non-worship spaces in a church facility.
Martin Sinderman · December 8, 2016
There has never been more variety than today when it comes to seating and furnishings for both worship and non-worship spaces within a church facility.
Churches trying to figure out the best way to seat people in the sanctuary have options running from old-school pews to newer incarnations of this worship facility standard – as well as stadium, auditorium, theater, stackable, fixed, and flexible places to plant your parishioners on Sunday morning.
Meanwhile, common areas, lobbies, cafes, and other non-sacred gathering places in the worship facility also have a wide array of choices in configurations, colors and materials.
What’s best? It all depends on the atmosphere you want to create, mixed in with efficiency, comfort, cost, and (in the case of sanctuaries) style-of-worship considerations.
Not Too Soft, Not Too Hard Sanctuary Seating
For churches looking for more efficient usage of sanctuary space compared to that offered by the traditional pew, as well as a more contemporary aesthetic look-and-feel, fixed auditorium (sometimes also referred to as theater) seating is increasing in popularity among churches these days.
Remember that there are a couple of major differences between the cushy seat you enjoy at your local theater and the one you sit in during church services, according to Amanda Opdycke, worship market manager for Sauder Worship Seating.