If your growing congregation gives new meaning to “close fellowship” every Sunday, it may be time to get more room with steel church buildings. In fact, once your service attendance reaches 80% of your sanctuary’s capacity, it’s likely to stop growing. Steel buildings are a viable option for churches, providing the space needed for growth while also supporting good stewardship practices.
Oh, and today’s steel church buildings are beautiful, too!
Comfortable Capacity Needs Solved by Metal Church Buildings
Church growth consultants speak of this 80% rule, or “comfortable capacity” to explain the phenomenon in which churches rarely reach the full seating capacity anticipated by the architectural plans for the sanctuary. No matter the space allotted per person in a pew or row of seats, attendees feel most comfortable with a little extra room. When your church reaches this point of comfortable capacity, the space will begin to feel unwelcoming to visitors and even to regular attendees. This perception can effectively slam the brakes on your church’s growth.
Custom Steel Church Buildings May Be the Answer to Your Prayers
Building programs are typically stressful, always expensive, and sometimes even divisive in a church. The pastors who take on building or expansion programs know their congregations are about to undergo significant changes and challenges. Many congregations are choosing steel church buildings instead of traditional construction these days, and here are just a few reasons why:
- Custom designed steel church buildings can be tailored to your congregation’s needs.
- Steel building construction keeps costs down.
- You get maximum square footage for minimal investment.
- Maintenance is easy and economical.
- Column-free steel buildings are flexible and expandable.
- You can have the high ceilings and wide floor space many growing congregations prefer.
- Faster and easier than building a brick, stone, or wooden structure.
- You have many design and color options available.
Steel Church Buildings Promote Family Life
Many churches seek to attract and serve young families in their communities. Families with young children have many options when they decide to find a church home. As they make their choice, they weigh many factors – and one is whether your church has a family life center or fellowship and activity building. They know their children will be far more eager to attend and participate when there are programs and space dedicated to creating a fun and engaging experience of church life.
Many churches opt to expand their current facilities, even if their existing sanctuary is still big enough to accommodate the congregation. Steel buildings are a great option for:
- Meeting halls
- Recreational centers
- Nursery or preschool
- Dining hall
If it’s time to get more space for your growing congregation, consider going with steel. With Peak Steel, your new building or expansion is quick, easy, and affordable. In addition to the steel building, we can also help you with foundation engineering, insulation, decorative touches, and fully-trained and experienced teams to erect your structure.
You can trust Peak Steel’s two-plus decades in the steel church buildings business. Our iron-clad promise to you is that you’ll enjoy the beautiful and energy-efficient space your congregation needs to grow. Contact the church building experts at Peak Steel today by calling 844-333-7325, or click here to fill out our online form for a free price quote today.