Places of Worship

The Worship Experience

Creating a House of Prayer

Like many communities, churches are grappling with how best to address members once it’s safe to return for services. It has been reported that only 40 percent of Americans who belong to a religious tradition are comfortable with the idea of attending in person. So what is the best path forward?

Begin by giving your members the assurance that the right safety protocols are in place. Seating plays a key role in this. In addition to being durable, comfortable, and quiet in use, seating needs to be easy to clean and allow for social distancing. With safety on everyone’s minds these days, Irwin offers guidance on proper cleaning and maintenance procedures that can help put your church family at ease.

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It’s also important to look ahead to when life returns to “normal.” As a leading provider of theater, education, and sports venue seating, Irwin has a range of stadium and custom seating options that can give members the space they need while also offering a sense of intimacy and connection.

What kind of experience would you like to create for your members? Our teams will collaborate closely with yours to develop seating that’s comfortable and tailored to your needs. From stadium seating to customizable pods or family groupings to fabrics and aesthetics that complement your space, we’re here to help bring people together and enrich the worship experience.

Would you like to know all the ways seating can support your church mission? We’re here to help. Reach out to Irwin today and let’s discuss your next project.

Blog Post 1

Cleaning & Disinfecting Fixed Seating

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Cleaning and disinfecting guidelines from the CDC, EPA and manufacturers for vinyl coated and woven fabrics, as well as hard surfaces used in fixed seating.

Blog Post 2

Preparing for Guests to Return

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Events and gatherings are on pause while the world recovers, but monitoring and maintaining your facility still continues. Here are some important steps to protect your seating while your venue is closed. These will also help your members feel safe to return when the time is right.

Case Studies

Reference Projects

United Methodist Church of the Resurrection

Leewood, Kansas

An absolutely glorious 3,200 seat sanctuary on the great plains of Kansas.

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Grace Church of the Valley

Kingsburg, California

The spirit is strong in the Central Valley...

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First Baptist Church of Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Florida

An attractive, inviting and comfortable space to worship.

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