Every church is different, but unfortunately, many find that they need to adjust their practices to suit the building they find themselves in. This disallows a spiritual connection and, quite frankly, can be downright inconvenient!
Perhaps that’s why you’re investing in a new church construction—that, or maybe you’re just expanding. Either way, it’s a joyous occasion, and we at Miller Architects & Builders are here to make sure your church building design is everything you and your congregants could have hoped for and then some.
Assess Where Your Congregation Is Heading
As a church, what are your future plans? Do you intend to expand your reach to as many people as possible, or are you content being the community hub for your religion? While it’s impossible to predict the future, envisioning the one you plan to strive for will help your architectural design team make a space that fits where you want to go.
What Sorts of Spaces Might you Need?
If you’re stuck in a general direction, try breaking things down into specifics. Do you hold, or plan to hold, youth groups? Bible camps? Study sessions? Each of these might require a room just for it, or at the very least a spacious, multifaceted design that allows for privacy.
Your architect may or may not label every room with all of its intended purposes, but letting them know what exactly goes on, or will go on, at your church gives them an outline for a fitting design.
What’s Your Congregation’s Personality?
Is your normal Sunday worship loud and raucous, with a lot of enthusiasm, or do you practice in a more classical, restrained manner? This, in fact, has quite a bit to do with how your architect might design the exterior of your building.
For example: If it’s marvelously modern or harkens back to older, stately styles, don’t be surprised if your church construction company’s first consultation request is “Tell me about your practice.”
Is Your Location Convenient?
You don’t want to lose the following you have by moving forty minutes away from your original site! Likewise, you might want to expand your congregation’s reach a bit, and you might not be able to do that if you build just across the road. Balancing these two desires is critical to your new building suiting your congregation—both when you begin worshipping and far into the future.
Miller Architects & Builders: We’ll Support You Every Step of the Way
Our communicative approach to construction, alongside our long history of success and infectious energy, make us the perfect contractor for all sorts of congregations. Give our Saint Cloud office a call today at 320-251-4109.