Episode 610: When Does a Worship Center Feel Full?

In Episode 610 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd discuss how to make the worship center look full in fluctuating attendance patterns post-COVID.

“At what point does a worship center feel full? Does the 80% capacity rule still apply? Or what percentage would you recommend for a worship center with adequate spacing for aisles and chairs without armrests?”

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • Different models for seating
  • Why you want to avoid being 100% full

 Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “It doesn’t take much to shrink the number of chairs you have on an individual row just by allowing for a little bit of extra space.” – @toddadkins
  • “You never want to get in trouble with the fire marshal.” – @toddadkins
  • “Are you looking for crafty, comfy, or cramped?” – @toddadkins
  • “It is going to take a little bit for people to get used to cramped spaces.” – @danielsangi
  • “How do we create the sense of full, but still make sure we aren’t cramming people in?” – @danielsangi
  • “If you are walking into a service and you are new and late, it can be hard to find a seat.” – @toddadkins
  • “People are naturally going to want to have a little more space.” – @danielsangi

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Published July 12, 2021