Church buildings are popping up all over Amarillo, Texas and many of those churches are surprisingly made of steel. At Panhandle Steel, we have built not only the congregation hall for churches but also additional rooms like a children’s play area, lobby area, and unique exteriors. We know how important a church building is for communities and individuals. A steel building created by Panhandle Steel is the perfect choice for a church in West Texas.
Steel buildings allow for long, wide expanses. This is ideal for a church because large congregations call for large spaces where people can move about, sit, and worship. As you will notice with most steel churches, the buildings are extremely long and wide but they can also be tall. They can have extra wings to allow for classrooms, offices, gyms, and more.
Steel buildings are adaptable as congregations grow. As a congregations grows, it becomes necessary to add more space. Steel buildings make it easy to create additions. Also, steel buildings cost half the cost per square foot than traditional buildings so if it becomes vital to add more space, it becomes easier for the church to obtain the funds.
Church-goers will have an unobstructed view of the pastor. Steel, because of its strength, allows buildings to be extremely wide without extra supports. This means that the congregation won’t have to strain their necks to see around a column and it means that more chairs and more people will be able to fit in the space.
A steel building can take on any appearance - whether traditional, modern, or something in between. Steel doesn’t have to look industrial. It can be covered with brick, stained-glass windows, stone, stucco, and virtually any facade. You get the beauty and style you want with the strength and durability of steel.
Steel buildings are fast to erect. Instead of a matter of months to complete a new building, steel takes weeks. This is especially important for churches. Long construction times make it more difficult to obtain and keep new church members. This could reduce the amount of new people getting in the door and joining your church. Don’t let an inconvenience stunt your church growth.
In addition to the benefits above, steel is great for churches because it allows for good acoustics, it is environmentally friendly, it is fire-proof, it allows your church to be a safe haven for communities during natural disasters, and it is energy efficient.
Here are some images of our work at Pathpoint Fellowship Church in Amarillo, TX.