What Does Your Facility Convey About Your Ministry?

What Does Your Facility Convey About Your Ministry?

Church Architecture, Church Design Build

College Wesleyan Church, Marion, IN

“The Five Star Church”, by Stan Toler and Alan Nelson, describes the advantages of conducting “The Secret Church Shopper Survey”.  Through this exercise they point out how undesirable items within our facilities and operation are often apparent to visitors but invisible to “us church people”!  These “undesirables” may in fact become the tipping point for a visitor’s decision to try someplace else next week.   Believe it or not, this can be as subtle as the color of paint on the wall!

“Churches only get one chance to make a lasting impression!”   Alan Nelson

The interior of your building, especially the lobby, should be used as a tool to enhance your ministry.   It should create and communicate a sense of “fit” to your target culture group.

Jennifer Snider

Enter Jennifer Snider, Interior Design Consultant with The McKnight Group!  Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Interior Design from Ohio University.  With more than 16 years of experience in facilities planning and interior design she can help guide any church through the process of updating and designing church interiors.  She meets with manufacturer’s representatives regularly to learn of the latest technological improvements,  trends, and available products.  Her professional experience, combined with her own faith has enabled her to provide Interior Design Services to more than 60 churches and related facilities.

As an expert Church Interior Design Consultant, Jennifer not only knows color and finish but also how to make the most of every dollar in order to secure the best stewardship of resources.   How do you determine the type and quality of products to use?  What about the importance of color and style?  What types and quality of furnishings are appropriate?  How do we create an inviting environment that requires the least amount of maintenance effort? And, how do you pull it all together into a well-coordinated facility?

Interior Design Consultation Services Offered by The McKnight Group

  • On-Site Consultation
  • Interior Finish Coordination and Selection
      • Flooring Finishes, Wall Finishes, Cabinetry, Light Fixtures, Decorations, etc.
        • Lobbies, Worship Spaces, Hospitality Rooms, Children’s and Youth Spaces, Café and Coffee Shops, Restrooms, Offices, Classrooms, etc.
  • Existing Facility Assessment for recommendations of where to invest in updated finishes or furnishings
  • Furnishings selection and coordination
  • Signage
  • Color/Product Presentation Boards
  • Installation Coordination

Wise stewardship of interior products and a good maintenance program is important for any church of any size …. with any size budget.  Refreshing and equipping your existing Lobby, Restrooms, and Nurseries will speak loudly to those first time visitors.  Adding excitement to your gathering spaces will create interest and spark creativity.  Most importantly, all of this will improve your ability to make a lasting impression!

Please email Jennifer or call her at 800-625-6448 to begin the discussion and discover how making the right decisions can attract the community around you!

Grace Gathering, Ft. Wayne, IN Church Design Build

 

2011-04-22T15:09:51+00:00 April 22nd, 2011|Uncategorized|