Some Common and Not-So-Common Facility Prohibitions in Replants & Revitalizing Churches

Episode #88
April 11, 2019
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Churches often have some strange prohibitions for what’s allowed in the facility. Some make more sense that others. Today, we discuss 11 of them.

Episode Highlights:

  • “The prohibition of food and drink in a church service is past its prime in today’s culture.”
  • It’s extremely helpful to have signs in your children’s ministry telling parents the snack for the day.
  • Pews are waning and chairs are becoming the seating of choice in churches.
  • Don’t put prohibitions on your church facility that make it more difficult to reach people for Christ.

The 11 prohibitions we discuss are:

  1. Alcohol
  2. Drinks and food
  3. Yoga
  4. Other churches using the worship center
  5. Peanuts
  6. Smoking
  7. Animals
  8. Hunting civil war relics with a metal detector
  9. Dancing
  10. Folding chairs
  11. Allowing sex offenders on the campus

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