A church renovation, as with any type of commercial project, can be quite stressful. Many churches today have hundreds or even thousands of attendees across multiple services each Sunday. Thankfully, there are ways to make the whole process easier for all involved. Here are some helpful tips from the team at Hearn Construction, Inc.
Buy Moveable Furniture
There will likely be modifications to the timeline along the way, as with any project. You will need furniture that can be moved easily from room to room in order to maintain efficient operations. To accommodate all events and sermons, always make sure you have plenty of folding tables and chairs on hand.
Form a Committee
Form a committee to oversee the renovations. Make a thorough plan with your group for how you will handle sermons, lessons, and events. You can make itineraries and backup plans with the committee in case the process has to alter. By doing this, you’ll be able to relieve a lot of your stress and keep the congregation considerably more organized.
Give Regular Updates
During the renovation, it will be crucial to regularly communicate with your committee and congregation. Frequent updates will help them feel more engaged and enthusiastic despite the ongoing changes. Make sure you pay attention to their inquiries and concerns and confirm that everyone is on the same page by informing them of the changes that will be made to upcoming sermons, Sunday school, and other activities. The more honest you can be, the better. As a result, you’ll avoid any confusion or feelings of betrayal along the way.
Plan for Dust
The church will be covered in sawdust, drywall dust, and paint dust for the duration of the project, but there are steps you can take to reduce this so that operations can resume as soon as possible. Place anything around the church that you won’t need throughout the project in storage. In addition, while the church is being restored, think about investing in some magnetic vent covers for any areas that aren’t being used.
Create Off-Campus Events
A lengthy process like a church renovation can be unpleasant for the whole congregation. Plan some enjoyable events throughout the church’s renovation to strengthen bonds and keep everyone upbeat. For some people, Sunday ritual changes can be uncomfortable and distressing. Events like cookouts, summer campouts, and bowling are fun, serving to remind everyone why they’re a part of the community you’ve all worked so hard to build.
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