How to Buy and Maintain Church Equipment
When planting a church, there are a lot of factors to consider. You need to plan out services, worship, staff responsibilities, and where service will be held if you don’t have your own building. You also need to purchase church equipment.
The location of your services will help determine what your church will need. If your congregation owns a building, your church may need things like pews, collection plates, and communion supplies. If your church uses the space in someone else’s building, the supplies it needs will be different since it’s a shared space.
Here are some things to consider when setting up a church.
Maintain the Roof
Your church building is one of the most important things your congregation can have. One of the most important pieces of facility management is maintaining the structure of the building.
Roof issues are different depending on the kind of roof. Older buildings are prone to suffer from leaks and other roof problems with greater frequency.
Some things to look out for are bird infestations, damaged shingles, broken ridges, and damp roof timbers. Be sure to also keep an eye out for problems unique to your roof material.
If you want the roof of your church to stand out, consider putting in a steeple. Check out American Steeples to explore some options.
Factor in the Costs of Portable Church Equipment
For churches that rent a space, the best equipment you can get is easily portable. However, the costs of portable equipment don’t end with the initial purchase.
Every church’s needs are different, but some of the equipment you have may require storage. That also includes rent. If your equipment is at a storage facility, there may also be costs to transport the equipment to and from storage.
Since equipment must be moved, it may eventually need to be repaired or replaced.
Upgrade Wood Pieces
Wood pieces are beautiful, but they can break, suffer from rot, and morph with age.
It’s a good idea to evaluate the state of the wood in your church at regular intervals. Upgrades will be necessary at some point to avoid causing harm to worshippers.
Venue Facilities and Limitations
Before you purchase equipment for your mobile church, you need to take into account the space you’re using.
Equipment you wish to use, like a stage, may not be feasible if your venue is small. Chairs may also be unnecessary if you hold service in a school gym or auditorium.
It’s a good idea to ask the venue’s owner what the venue already has on-site. If you have electrical equipment you want to use, also ask if the venue’s electrical system can handle your intended set-up.
Carefully Consider Your Church’s Needs
Your church’s location, whether it’s the congregation’s building or not, is their spiritual home. Naturally, you want the best for your congregation to get the most out of their worship experience. When you buy church equipment, take stock of what your congregation needs, as well as what your location can handle.
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