Still More to Come – Sight Line Study

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Now then, stand still and see this great thing
the Lord is about to do before your eyes!
~1 Samuel 12:16

“Will I be able to see the stage while sitting in chairs on a flat floor?” This question has come up several times in our Still More To Come presentations. And the answer, in short, is YES!

For perspective, we currently set up 8-10 rows for a worship service in the gym. The new stage in the Worship Center will be a similar height, which means, similar sight lines and visibility to our current setup in the gym.

To get more specific about sightlines, we spoke to Visioneering, our architects for this project. When designing a building with a stage, they have industry standards that guide room size and shape. Below is a drawing of the sightline study they provided for our Worship Center with a flat floor. We’ve included the math and formula used for those of you who like that sort of thing.

For the rest of us, the simple answer is: our Worship Center is the perfect size for flat floor visibility for up to 14 rows (which happens to be the number of rows we can fit all the way to the back wall). And with our current congregation size fitting in 8 rows or less, our visibility is ideal.

Imagine a room that has equal access to everyone who enters. Wheelchairs, walkers, and canes would no longer be hindered by the slop of the floor, welcoming all into a time of worship!

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