The stewardship of space

Common sense and economics dictate that if you can make better use of your church’s existing multipurpose space, you can avoid costly building programs. The result is more money to fund your growing ministries.

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Multipurpose church design isn’t a trend — it’s a tradition

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In the early days, when settlers would start a new community in America, one of the first structures they built was the church. Today, the tradition continues as more and more churches create their own communities within their local communities.

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Good Steward Award Winner: Oklahoma Youth Camp (Sparks, OK)

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A “Good Steward” Award recipient in the area of children’s / youth spaces, this Assemblies of God facility in Sparks, OK, has 16 modern cabins — each 6,000 square feet — with four large bunk rooms surrounding a central commons area.

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Can’t build a youth facility just yet?

When your church doesn’t have the resources to build additional facilities for youth ministries, what are you to do?

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The case for maximizing your space

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Sometimes, renovation or expansion makes more sense than new construction.

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Carpets have come a long way under foot

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Today’s carpet can be made from recycled materials, and are readily recycled at the end of their lifespan.

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How to divide and conquer (your space)

Not all expansion needs are the same. For some churches, maximizing the space they have is the most sensible option.

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A safe place to stay

An outreach-minded Massachusetts church creates four bedrooms in the church — using room dividers — so that families in need have a safe, warm place to sleep.

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Second to none

A multipurpose room is transformed into a state-of-the-art video venue/worship room annex.

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Truly engaging youth spaces

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When done right, these areas motivate, encourage, teach — and even inspire kids to draw their parents to church.

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