Many churches out grow their sanctuaries. A lot of churches choose to use their old sanctuaries as youth rooms. Check out how one church used garage doors in their youth room. The team here at Garage Door Services of Fort Worth can help you if you want to do something like this in your church.
How The Youth Room is Set up at First Colleyville
The youth room at First Colleyville has two entrances at the back of the room that leads into an open area. The large open space is used for multiple purposes. Chairs are set up to face the stage for worship services on Sundays. When the chairs are removed, the area is used as a game room.
On each side of the large area, there are two rooms that can be used as classrooms. There are two large garage doors for each of the rooms. Inside of the room, there are thick partitions that can be stretched across to create two separate rooms.
How the Garage Doors Are Used in the Youth Room
There is a total of 8 garage doors in the youth room. When the doors are closed, it cuts down on the noise that can be heard by the other classrooms. On Sunday mornings, the youth meet as one large group and then they break off into small groups. The doors allow the teachers and classes to get loud without interrupting the other groups.
During VBS, the youth room is used for the upper level grades. The open area is used for game time, which can be pretty loud. The side rooms are used for crafts and Bible study. When the garage doors close, it provides a sound barrier to the classes.
What Type of Garage Doors Were Used
The garage doors are made completely of glass. This way, a leader can be in a room by themselves with students without safety issues. Anyone can see what’s going on in the rooms from any part of the main area.
Unlike a standard lift garage door, the church has installed vertical-lift doors. The equipment lifts on a track that is flush with the wall. The door opens against the wall instead of hanging on a track above the floor. Since they use a vertical-lift door, they can use these rooms for games and not worry about hitting tracks.
Call Today For a Quote
If you are a church that would like to have garage doors used in your building, the team here at Garage Door Services of Fort Worth can help you. Call us today and we will send out one of our technicians to evaluate your building. We can give you the guidance you need to choose the right style door for your purposes.
We look forward to working with you!