As your congregation grows, so does your need for additional space. Metal buildings offer a quick way to provide the room you need for prayer services, Sunday school, community gatherings and other church events. If you need additional space for your church's many functions, here are a few ways you can put metal buildings to work for you.
1. Expanded Chapel Space
As your church begins to draw more people to Sunday service, you may be in need of a larger chapel space. An open-concept metal building provides uninterrupted space, which is ideal for a house of worship. You can have pews or individual seats installed for your congregation, or you can opt to use folding chairs so you can rearrange the space to fit the needs for various events. Your metal building company can create a raised stage at the front of the building that can be used by your pastors and choir, and you can add restrooms to the building for added convenience.
2. Multipurpose Event Space
Your church will likely hold its fair share of weddings, baptisms, funerals and community gatherings. Having an additional building on your church property for events can provide your congregation with a place to hold luncheons or receptions after each event, and you can rent this building out to the surrounding community to raise funds for your church. Be sure to ask your metal building contractor about adding a kitchen and restrooms to the space to better accommodate special events, and consider a large building that can be divided into separate rooms so you can hold more than one event at a time.
3. Classroom Space
Some families choose to attend church together, but that means that their younger children will need a place to be during the prayer services. Consider adding a separate metal building to your church property to create classrooms for your youngest congregants. These rooms can be used for Bible study and daycare, and they can be used throughout the summer for vacation Bible school or day camps. The building should include a small lunch room, restrooms and, if possible, a music or choir room. You can also add rooms to this building to provide Sunday school teachers with an office they can use to create lesson plans.
There are many different ways you can use metal buildings to benefit your church. These buildings can be built to your specifications, and they can be erected quickly to meet the needs of your ever-growing congregation.
To learn more, contact a company like Pleasant Dale Lumber.