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Science behind the seat: floor planning makes all the difference

Congratulations! You and your congregation have made the decision to invest in new sanctuary seating.

Now what?

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Small, but mighty: key elements of effective small group classroom design

Small group classrooms are integral to the spiritual life of the contemporary Church. They’re spaces of discipleship, where members and guests can digest the heart of what Christ is teaching us. They’re also places of prayer and intimate growth.

As such, it’s important that small group classrooms accommodate a great range of activities and group sizes. Yet, they must also be intimate enough that individuals feel comfortable expressing their doubts, questions and struggles surrounding faith.

It’s a delicate balance of familiarity and flexibility.

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Why stained glass is always at home in places of worship

From the earliest of times, we know that Phoenicians were the first to make objects of glass. As a seafaring people, they spent time on beaches where lighting strikes turned sand and ashes from cooking fires into glass.

Human beings have long been fascinated by glass — its beauty and challenge of its manufacture.

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Engaging spaces: 4 types of adult classroom spaces

For each church, educational spaces will be quite varied: some small, some large, some flexible, some very specific. For a design to facilitate the varied forms of religious education, it must be based on an understanding of the specific needs and goals for a particular ministry.

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All things to all people: examining non-traditional worship venues

As we present Part 3 of this seven-part series, we should remind ourselves of a primary concept: Every church is different. With this particular article, that’s especially true. In fact, the non-traditional worship space can be almost anything.

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New eBook examines — in-depth — the “heart” of church design: the worship space

Every church is different. Even so, one thing they all have in common is the desire to create a space that evokes and contributes to a person’s worship experience. In this in-depth new eBook, “Designing Worship Spaces” series author Curtiss H. Doss, AIA — who has designed for church clients for more than two decades — talks about the unique DNA of each church, and why it must be honored in the church’s worship space design.

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Is your church campus truly engaging? A new eBook breaks it down

For a church campus design to be effective, it must be engaging — beginning the moment someone walks through the door. In this new eBook, co-authors Allison Parrott and Paul Lodholz of Ziegler Cooper Architects discuss the importance of designing an engaging first impression: the church lobby, as well as 3 design musts for engaging sanctuary design.

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Engaging Spaces: Engaging from the get-go

For a church’s design to be effective, it must be engaging — beginning the moment someone walks through the door.

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