The church parking lot is the first thing that people experience when they come to church. I want to put together a checklist of things to think about when reviewing a church parking lot. If you have stumbled across this post, and have an idea that will help our church parking lot be a more welcoming place, please add it in a comment! Here are some things that I have thought of:
This is a list off the top of my head, if I missed something, let me know and I will add it! Or if you have pet peaves about parking lots, share those, too… I want to learn from them.
Just a thought…the large church we attended in the Orlando area had an expansive parking lot. We had parking volunteers (called “Parking Angels”) and even had a couple of volunteers who were more than happy to bring their golf carts to church on Sunday morning to help shuttle those who were unable to walk the distance. (Make sure the parking volunteers wear brightly colored vests to set them apart.) You make a lot of great points here, Dan…often, the parking lot/signage makes the first, and often the most lasting, impression.
Yes, I love the golf cart idea. Frazer Memorial in Montgomery actually built golf carts into their parking lot design. The golf carts have their own lane, complete with a turn-around at the church building.
The bright colors are must. Safety, safety, safety!
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