Episode 324: The Aesthetic and Design of the Worship Space

The venue space will shape the culture and feel of the worship space

In Episode 324 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd discuss points to consider when designing the church’s worship space. Here is today’s question: 

How open minded should a church planter be about the style and aesthetic look of their worship space? Obviously, theology and core values are things that we have to fight to protect. But, how open minded should a church planter be with those that attend, and giving their input, about the style and to the look of where they are meeting? 

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • A discussion about if the church should look like a church
  • The culture that gets shaped by the way the venue looks
  • The importance of the children’s venue space 

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “The venue space will shape the culture and feel of the worship space.” @danielsangi
  • “The people are the Church.” – @toddadkins 
  • “It’s important that the church be the Church.” – @toddadkins
  • “A lot of times we are judged by our venue space. People will make up their minds by their first impression of the space and then will see if the people of the church back that judgement up or give them a completely different feeling.” – @toddadkins
  • “Emotional connection to people is vitally important if you don’t have that venue space the way you want it.” – @toddadkins
  • “Think about how the seating and setting affect the space. Does it convey the feeling that we are a community worshipping together? Or are we spectators just watching?” – @danielsangi
  • “The children’s space conveys a lot as well. You want the parents to feel safe about dropping their children off.” – @toddadkins

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