Choosing Sunday School Furniture
A Few Things To Consider When Choosing Sunday School Furniture
The most important days of the week for Christians are times of worship, learning and reflecting at their local congregation. It’s a day of importance to their faith and many church congregations want an environment that is comfortable, inviting and warm. Putting some thought into choosing the right Sunday school furniture for your church congregation can help the learning environment.
Churches are always looking for ways to make their atmospheres not just more comfortable for the attendants not just in the worship area, but also the classrooms for members and guests.
One way to help the Sunday school rooms encourage better learning is the efficient use of space available in planning the designs as well as furniture choices best suited for those spaces. Sunday School furniture choices can seem like a small ordeal, however choosing the right furniture it can have an impact on any learning environment.
Creating The First Impression
What one sees when they first walk into a Sunday classroom can create an impression – good or not so good.
The first impressions you want to create for the members as well as guests will obviously depend on the age group.
For younger children – creative areas, cubbies or workstations where students can place their belongings and maybe personalize to show the children are welcome and they have a place. Children also have different ways of learning:
- Visual (spatial): Pictures, images, and spatial understanding.
- Aural (auditory-musical): Sound and music.
- Verbal (linguistic): Words, both in speech and writing.
- Physical (kinesthetic): Using your body, hands, and sense of touch.
- Logical (mathematical): Logic, reasoning, and systems.
- Social (interpersonal): Learning in groups of people/peers.
- Solitary (intrapersonal): Working alone, self-study.
Understanding that we all learn in different ways, combinations of ways, and different capacities can help you decide how to choose your Sunday school furniture.
Efficient Space Planning
Putting some thought into the different types Sunday school furniture (chairs/seating options, tables or desks, workstations, visuals, storage, and technology) available is one way an educator can make the best use of their classroom.
For younger children, older children, teenagers, and even adults – putting some extra thought into the environments and the impressions you are trying to create can go a long way. Furniture, design and space planning can add value to the learning and to the worship experience for members and guests.
Churches are often used for various kinds of activities from scouts to events for the public, etc – ensuring the mobility of furniture in certain areas is something to also consider.
Tables, Chairs, Storage
Using trapezoid tables in some Sunday school classrooms could be a good option in to have in the room. Foldable tables are another option for easy storage and quick set up.
When it comes to chairs, consider soft chairs – something malleable enough to prevent soreness but not so malleable that it bends too much at the back. Having rolling chairs for Sunday school furniture may not be the best options since they can become too distracting and tend to take up more space.
Cabinets, shelving and other storage options are something to take into consideration. Since we discussed different learning types, various bins, shelves and other options of storage are important for the educator to store their games, books and all types of supplies.
At Fineline Furniture, we have various types of storage options, tables, chairs, workstations and designs for Sunday school furniture to keep the classroom organized, efficient and practical. Our professional space planning team have helped many churches around Indiana and parts of the Midwest. The Fineline team can help you with ideas and options to consider in order to use your classroom space to the fullest.