Is it Time to Replace Those Old Pews?

church pews time for seating upgrade

Large religious congregations know, better than anyone, that comfortable church seating is essential. For a few hours once a week (and sometimes on more than just one day), congregants meet, join in worship, and settle down to listen to the sermon. Their focus on the topic at hand and willingness to stay have a lot to do with their comfort. If your ministry is looking to do a little upgrading, the first facility that calls attention is the current seating solution. So, how will one know when it is time to trade those hard pews in for something a little more cushioned? At Khanda Seating, we have decades of experience with practical, top-quality chairs for all industries, which is why we are here to help you determine if a new solution may be necessary.

Consider the Aesthetics

While the contribution of your ministry towards your community has nothing to do with the way your physical church looks, an attractive interior is still essential. New members establish their first impression of your institution within a few minutes of walking in and taking a seat. Old, worn pews and benches not only look neglected, but they do not allow for comfortable sitting either. For a modern, fresh look to the building’s interiors, consider something a little more pleasing to the eye.

Observe Your Congregants

The easiest way to tell that someone feels discomfort is to pay attention to how they sit. Congregants who shift uncomfortably in their seats and readjust their posture often are likely not comfortable. If children attend the main service too, it is also much harder to keep their attention when the seating is hard and bothersome. The members of your congregation come first, and the best way to show them you care for their wellbeing is to make their church experience pleasant. Sinking into a cushioned seat feels far more relaxing than dealing with a painful back.

Your Members Have Grown

New members join churches all the time, and if you have a limited number of seats, then makeshift plastic chairs simply will not do. If your congregation has grown considerably in the last few years, then it may be time for an upgrade. The benefit of installing new church seating is that you can rent the auditorium or building out as a venue for special occasions, such as weddings or conferences, and impress all those who attend.

Ask for Feedback

The church management may have their ideas on what facilities the building needs, but the most honest feedback you will receive is from the congregants themselves. Find out from members, both young and old, what kind of seating they prefer, and then try to invest in their ideas. A comfortable, relaxed environment means that your ministry has the freedom to focus on what is really important.

There is no doubt that finding the right products is essential, which is why we have a wide selection of models to suit any venue. If you are interested in fixed seating solutions for your auditorium or hall.



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