Seeking Opportunities When Reopening Your Church
Operations and regulations are steadily going back to normal with the CDC adjusting its COVID-related recommendations based on our current realities. Your church at this time may be transitioning to or expanding its regular in-person gatherings. While being intentional about this adjustment period in an ever-changing world, consider how this time may be used to further what your church stands for. This may include improving digital outreach efforts or expanding your facilities with a 100 x 200 steel building. Below are a few points to keep in mind when carefully evaluating how to move forward during this time.
5 Considerations for Churches in 2021
1. Stay on Top of Health Recommendations
What we see as “normal” can change overnight without a moment’s notice. With that in mind, it’s important to be mindful and proactive about the CDC’s recommendations as they’re updated. Carefully review and implement them as you see fit specific to your community. Restrictions are gradually loosening; that said, continue to make safety a priority as recommended by the experts. Social distancing, face coverings, and staggered gatherings have become common as recommended by health officials—thoughtfully evaluate how these restrictions should continue or be loosened depending on your building and congregation size.
2. Communicate to Your Congregation
Communication is always so important, but especially during a time like this. Be sure to give clear directions about how the church is planning to move forward. This may involve over-communicating to ensure your congregation is aware of:
- Service times
- Important health expectations
- Special events
- Community outreach opportunities
- Virtual gatherings
Additionally, it is critical now to be as transparent as possible. After a down economic year, be clear about how the church is continuing its mission to serve the community and how the congregation’s donations are used for these benefits. Have your church leadership meet regarding communication strategies for your church’s funds.
3. Don’t Ignore Your Digital Audience
A portion of your congregation may have valid reasons for staying home instead of meeting in person. While you may want to encourage physical gatherings, be mindful of those with health conditions who may not be able to come to church during this time. That said, your church may want to continue finding improvements for your online streams for worship gatherings and find ways to serve those whose best option is to participate from their homes.
4. Continue and Expand Your Church’s Mission
This year will have plenty of possibilities. Aspects of our lives may be up in the air, and the future may be uncertain for many. The need for community outreach is tremendous now; how is your church doing its part? From a facilities standpoint, assess whether a new building will enable your church to further support the community. If it fits within your church's plan, a 100 x 200 steel building would be a beneficial asset. Considering their versatility and durability, steel buildings work well within any church's everyday and generous activities.
How Arco's buildings are perfect for churches:
- Budget-friendly solutions
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5. Reach Out and Grow
Your church is a place where people can find hope during the toughest seasons in life. With an expanded or improved campus, your church can optimize its growth potential by having a beautiful and functional facility to invite the community for services and other events. With the adaptability and functionality of a 100 x 200 steel building, your church can host a variety of purposes such as food donations, health fairs, services, and more.
Church Building Options That Align with Your Church’s Vision and Timeline
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