GUEST POST: Setting Up Your Youth Room
Our church just has made a transition to buying a new piece of land where we will be meeting. But currently we are using the existing building on the new property for offices and youth space while we sell the old building to help us fund tearing this new building down to build a new church building.
All this to say that I now have the opportunity to step in to create my own “student ministry room” twice. Right now I am adjusting the new property and eventually I will get to start from square one.
I am writing this post not necessarily just to convey information but to look for advice and ideas. So read ahead and let me know what you think and what you would do.
We have an open 45×22’ room with two pillars in it. I have floor to ceiling cupboards which are getting stocked with everything from Bibles, to board games. But the space is half carpet and half cement pad.
So far on the carpeted area I have placed a couple couches with a coffee table to create a hang out/discussion area. Then on the other half I have a couple tables with chairs around them.
On the cement slab on the other end of the room I have a foosball table and nothing else. I still have to figure out a solution for a teaching space.
I would love to hear inexpensive ideas for using such a space! Remember in about a year or two this place is getting torn down so we don’t want to invest a ton of money structurally, but if it can move to a new location dream big. I’d love arrangement ideas, decoration ideas etc..
Things we currently have that aren’t decoration or stocked away:
3 Couches, 2 Tables, 1 Foosball Table, 1 Pingpong table, chairs
Thanks for your input and I look forward to getting fresh ideas!
Kyle Corbin has been serving youth as a volunteer or pastor for over 10 years and blogs exclusively here on LoveGodLoveStudents.com. He is currently the youth pastor at the Bridge Church in North Vancouver B.C. Hit him up on Twitter @CorbinKyle