I’m writing an article about some of the things that churches can do to their spaces to prepare for outsiders and a new generation.
Quick! While you’re still procrastinating, before you get back to writing your sermon, preparing your prayers, or study for your class… tell me something… what do you hate seeing when you go into a church? What tells you that they’re living in the past instead of the present?
Here are a few of my least favorite things:
1. Old, faded, dusty silk flowers in the bathroom
2. An endless black-and-white photo line-up of all male pastors in the hallway (women, although they might have served the congregation, were associates, and as such, they’re not framed)
3. Unsafe toys in the nursery
4. White carpeting in the sanctuary
What would you add to the list?