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The Evolution of Church Seating

  While the spiritual message remains the same, the physical church continues to evolve.  Certainly, we have seen some of the biggest changes over the last 20 to 30 years in worship seating. There has never been more diversity in churches than what we see today. There are both formal and casual, as well as

How Do You Choose Between Church Flexible and Fixed Seating?

  When your church or synagogue furniture is nearing the end of its life, or you’re opening a new house of worship, one of the most important decisions you’ll make is your seating options. The traditional answer of straight or curved pews provides comfortable sitting places encouraging fellowship. On the other hand, some contemporary congregations

Selecting the Right Church Chairs

  By Joe Agati For many years, churches have utilized the tried-and-true seating option: the pew. When it came time to upgrade, there were a limited number of options from which to choose. As part of modernity movements in various faiths, many churches moved towards a similarly styled padded chairs with metal bases. You may

Does Worship Seating Have an Effect on Church Culture?

  By Joe Dudeck Imagine this. It’s another Sunday morning. The doors open to your church, and it comes alive with the beautiful sights and sounds of people filling your space. Young and old, men and women, long-time members and first-time attendees—all standing together to meet, greet, talk, and connect with one another. But in

FAQs: Interlocking Chairs

  By Ryan Borgstrom Have you ever visited a church before and wondered how they managed to get their chairs so straight and even? This is the power of interlocking chairs. More churches have made the change, replacing older wooden pews with interlocking church chairs. As you consider the future look and function of your

Activate Your Inner Event Professional

  By Andrew Moffett                                                                                No matter what is happening in the world, we are creatures who crave and desire in-person interactions. That simple fact leads to the non-negotiable desire to host and attend worship services, celebrations, weddings, and any other purposeful event that brings congregations together. There is a great deal of proactive planning that

The Overlooked Benefits of Updated Seating

  By Donnie Brawner Seating can be of the most contentious topics for a church. The debate is typically between those who want to hold onto their traditional pews and those who want a more modern solution. This article will address what’s often overlooked when deciding on seating for your church. When discussing seating, the

Finding the Best Church Chairs for Your Congregation

  Church chairs are the cornerstone of the churchgoing experience. People congregate, greet, meet, share and worship around these essential tools, and without them, things would look very different for parishioners. From sanctuary pews to plastic folding chairs for church picnics, there are many different types of church chairs to choose from depending on what

3 Big Benefits of Radius Curved Pews for Your Congregation

  True radius curved pews can increase seating capacity in your worship space. This means your growing congregation will better fit in the sanctuary you already have or accommodate more worshipers for years to come in your newly built space. If your church or other sacred worship space resides in a very old, traditional building,

Today’s Choices in Pulpits, Podiums, and Lecterns

  By Don Roth Today’s choices in pulpits, podiums, and lecterns have expanded along with churches’ congregational styles, ranges of activities, types of facilities utilized – indoors and out, and, of course, budgets. The once traditional stationary wooden pulpit, perched in front of and above the congregation, is now sometimes replaced by more sleek and

What to Look for When Buying Church Chairs

So, you’re in the market for new worship seating and don’t know where to start? First, you’ll need to decide whether you want chairs or pews. While pews have been a solid seating option for churches for many years, stackable church chairs offer several advantages. Consider the following: Pew cost can be double or triple

Selecting Chairs for Your Worship Facility

By Amy DalCanton Which chair style is best for your church? You’re currently looking for the perfect seating for your project or renovation, and you may be debating what style fits best with your overall design vision. Both traditional and contemporary types of seating have their advantages, especially when paired with the most common design

Maximizing the Use of Public Space

By Steve Cohen The key to creating a facility that adds value beyond Sunday lies in the design of public space—the areas where people meet, eat, learn and relax. In the modern congregation, there are many types of public space, including lobbies, social halls, recreation rooms, youth lounges, coffee shops and corner nooks. While each

Cost of Used Church Sanctuary Furniture

  This article originally appeared in the August 2013 issue. By Joshua Gabrielson Joshua Gabrielson is a church furniture consultant. I get a lot of people who contact me through my website asking about what something should cost online in the used church furniture market. I see tons of places like Craigslist that offer church

Choosing Church Seating

We recently spoke with Steve at K-Bilt Worship Furniture to find out what questions a church should ask when choosing auditorium or sanctuary seating. All churches desire to be good stewards of their budget; with so many different types of seating available, how do they make the best decision? Here’s what Steve said. Pews, Chairs

How to Choose the Best Chair Type for Your Church

Though many people have a good sense of what is comfortable and what they enjoy sitting in, most people are not so well-informed about what they should look for when shopping for church chairs. There are many different seating options out there, and you want to make sure that the people in your community will

A Guide to Modernizing Your Dated Sanctuary

Those once gleaming benches and bright colored walls of your sanctuary now look pretty dingy. You know that the whole vibe of the space is several years out of date, too. It might be hard to justify the update when it comes to looking at your budget, especially if it seems to be working just

Tables and Chairs for Fellowship and Flexibility

By Ren Texeira In the mission to bring more people into fellowship, many churches are seeing design with new eyes. A move toward more flexible spaces and third place areas has many churches thinking about whether pews, theater seating and larger fixed-leg tables meet those needs. While pews are still favored by some more traditional

Versatile Lecterns for Every Speaking Need Enhance Meaningful Services and Events

By Don Roth For all the activities that take place in your church – worship, education, or social – presentation tools can make the difference between satisfying and frustrating experiences. It is vital to have equipment that ensures all participants can hear and share comfortably, and it is equally important to maintain the tone and

Renovating Your Sanctuary Seating

By Amanda Opdycke Many churches today are opting to renovate rather than proceed with a complete design-build for a new church. Renovating your church is an effective way to update and enhance your parishioner’s experience during the service while maintaining a modest budget. Renovations range from short-term projects, such as updated painting, flooring and seating,

Selecting Your Seating Style

By Amanda Opdycke & Jacob Hauter When renovating or installing new furniture, there are important options to consider. Various seating options can fit well in the church. Depending on the floor layout of the building, some seating styles can be the perfect fit for the congregation. Pews The classic look and comfortable feel of pews

A Guide to Choosing the Right Church Chair

By Nina Campbell Finding the right church seating is a really important decision to make. It’s a big financial commitment for most churches, and it’s likely that the chairs will be around for a long time. Here are some key attributes to consider when looking at church chairs. What do you really require? Whether it’s

The Case for Stacking Banquet Seating

By Chris Hodgson This month marks five years since Religious Product News published an article, written by MityLite, about the considerations that should be made when looking for Multi-Purpose Seating. We’d like to revisit the suggestions and tips described in that article, specifically about banquet and stacking chairs, and look at what has, or hasn’t,
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