5 Simple Ways to Get Your Church Ready for Easter
Now is an excellent time to assess your facility and consider how to create an environment that is safe, welcoming and puts guests at ease so they can focus on connecting with God and others.
Your church is preparing to return to your building.
We want you to be ready.
Here are five ways you can prepare your building for Easter, along with tips for hosting well in the months ahead.
5 Simple Solutions You Can Do Now
From the ceiling to the floor, here are simple, cost-effective updates your church can make to create a more welcoming space for guests:
1. Change lightbulbs
It may sound simple, but one quick, inexpensive way to freshen up your building is to change your light bulbs. Make sure all your light bulbs are the same color. A warm color might be the best option. Or, if you have a lot of natural light in your space, you might want to go with a brighter bulb.
2. Freshen paint
It’s true in our homes, and it’s true in our church facilities—updating the paint can make such a positive impact on gathering areas. If your building is a little older, new paint can also help freshen the smell within a space.
3. Clear clutter
This is such a practical but often overlooked solution. With a fresh set of eyes, take a look around and clean up items that have been gathering for years. We often work with churches that have beautiful spaces, but they are covered up with things they don’t want to throw out or don’t know where to store. Take time to remove items that don’t need to be in the space.
4. Consider furniture
How is your furniture supporting and adding value to your environments? We believe furnishings can help create a space and really add to it. Take the opportunity to consider your lobbies, welcome areas, worship and kids’ space. Do you have dingy or worn furniture that needs to be removed? Or is the furniture adding to the environment but would benefit from new placement to create areas for smaller conversations or to help guide traffic flow?
5. Inspect flooring
What is underfoot doesn’t go unnoticed. If your church needs to replace flooring in an area, that can be a more significant project, but sometimes churches can freshen up a room by deep cleaning or even replacing flooring squares that have been designed to be easy to remove and swap out.
Tips for Creating a Safe, Welcoming Environment for All
One practical solution is to use your online presence to share photos or walk-thru videos of the new in-person experience. In recent months, we have talked a lot about a phygital church, blending the physical and the digital spaces. This is a good time to take steps in that direction.
Whether people are in-person or attending church virtually, our goal is to create space that connects people to God and others. We’re continuing to learn so much! It’s an exciting time as churches are focused on phygital church and reaching all generations for Christ.
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About Craig Dobyns
Craig Dobyns, AIA, serves as a Project Architect in Aspen's Florida studio. Craig brings a wide range of experience designing different types of buildings, but he was especially drawn to Aspen’s unique focus on ministry space. Craig loves using his strengths and talents to help churches and schools maximize their facilities for ministry impact.