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Why Your Church Needs Modular Buildings

September 6, 2022 jill Blog
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You may think modular construction is only useful for offices and classrooms, but that’s not the case.

Many houses of worship are turning to modular construction to satisfy their needs while staying under budget. Like all modular buildings, these customizable spaces are the perfect way to accommodate growth and change quickly and easily.

Let’s take a closer look at why modular church buildings are a smart choice for religious organizations.

Modular Church Buildings Meet Your Budget

Most organizations have to stick to a strict budget when it comes to construction projects. However, houses of worship often have budgets that are particularly tight.

Churches typically rely on congregant donations and community fundraising for projects, making it difficult to collect the necessary funds.

And if they can’t raise the money through these channels, the congregation itself may have to finance the project, which can be met with resistance.

Purchasing or leasing a new or used modular building is the perfect solution to budgeting problems. Organizations looking to save even more money should look to used buildings to maximize their savings.

Prefab Church Buildings Are More Than Just Sanctuaries

Simple modular church buildings can serve a wide variety of purposes at your house of worship. Whether you manage a church, temple, mosque, synagogue, cathedral, chapel, or tabernacle, there’s something for everyone.

In addition to sanctuary spaces, you can use modular church buildings for:

  • Administrative offices
  • Bible study classrooms
  • Church camps
  • Community outreach spaces
  • Counseling centers
  • Fellowship meeting spaces
  • Food pantries
  • Modular church classrooms
  • Nursery rooms
  • Parochial schools
  • Pastoral offices
  • Rectories
  • Youth centers

Prefab Church Buildings Grow with Your Congregation

The flexible nature of modular construction makes it an ideal choice for houses of worship. As your congregation grows, you can attach additional modules to your existing setup.

And, if you need less space, you can quickly and affordably remove unneeded modules. It’s the most economical way to customize your worship space based on your specific needs.

Modular Church Buildings Enhance Your Worship Services

Modular church sanctuaries are superior to traditional construction in a variety of ways. Clearspan design means there are no posts or beams, creating vast, open space. This gives congregants a clear view of the sermon leader so they can actively participate in services.

Modular sanctuaries also offer a variety of lighting options. You can choose sanctuaries with windows for natural light or select the light fixtures of your choice.

Modular sanctuaries also offer exceptional acoustics through better roof insulation and the elimination of noisy air ducts. And, because HVAC systems aren’t in the sanctuary area, congregants will be able to easily hear the service leader.

Modular Church Building Case Studies

We have years of experience constructing modular church buildings for houses of worship around the country. Below you’ll find two case studies of projects we completed for Catholic and Methodist churches.

St. John of the Cross Catholic Church (Orange Grove, Texas)

For this church, we installed a nearly 5,000 square foot church classroom and office building in just over three months. The church was growing, which meant they needed additional classrooms and office spaces for long-term growth. We designed their buildings to match other structures on the property.

Because the church is far from major cities and contractors, modular was an ideal option since the majority of work could be performed off-site.

Coker United Methodist Church (San Antonio, Texas)

Coker United Methodist Church was running a food pantry in a 600-square-foot building. As their outreach ministry grew, we added an additional 2,700 square foot building to accommodate their needs.

Before attaching the new building, we moved their existing building to another location on their property. The new building is 3,600 square feet and has plenty of room for their outreach ministry.

This information is courtesy of BOXX Modular, which rents, leases, repairs, renovates and sells temporary and permanent modular buildings, including standard buildings ready for immediate delivery and custom-designed solutions,