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Do FREE Church Chairs Exist?

We tackle the age old question of free church chairs, put to rest the myths and provide you with some hard facts.

Pews VS. Chairs, Which Cost Less and what is better?

We talk about the benefits of metal chairs vs. pews, the overall costs and why church's love them!

What's the Hype about Baptistry Heaters?

We put to rest some false rumors put out by a "manufacturer" and his blog post.

Coffee Style Church's

America's Church's are becoming more "Coffee Style" Church's with relaxed settings, Jeans and Tee's, HDTV's, Coffee and breakfast during services, church chairs mixed with tables and chairs.

ChurchRite vs. Little Giant

We finally did a comparison on both Immersion Heaters and found them to be the same with just a couple of minor differences. See what we found when we did the homework for you!

Church Furniture Deals

We just found a really cool website called ChurchFurnitureDeals.com.This is a new website from Carolina Church Furniture that purchases in bulk items from manufacturers and then resells them at wholesale prices. While the website is small, it changes everyday and they feature some amazing pricing on items like chairs, pulpits and communion tables. I highly recommend that you check the website out and call them for actual photos of the items for sale. Its about time someone created a true discount outlet for church furniture.You can visit them by clicking the link above. You can also use their contact form or call their sales line at
1-336-344-1525.



Screen Shot of the new ChurchFurnitureDeals.com website.

5 Church Chairs Buying Tips

As you most likely know by now church chairs and church seating comes in all sorts of shapes, sizes and price ranges across several brands and companies offering you their products. Today, I'm going to give you 5 great money saving tips on purchasing church chairs for your congregation.


The Worship Chair® in the mixed tan color
  1. Buy chairs already assembled. Most people don't think about this but truth be told some companies on the market offer a great price on their chairs, but you have to put them together. DON'T buy them. Whatever you buy, whomever you purchase from, only buy chairs that are already built. Not only will it save you a bunch of time from building them, but it'll save you a lawsuit should those those models ever break during services, trust me I have heard of plenty of them over the years. 
  2. Purchase a stock chair. About 90% of the market out there will purchase a stock chair. Stock church chairs keep the price point low, so if you can live with the colors the company offers, go for it. However, if your committee if dead-set on some strange color that honestly no one is going have or some select shade that has to match the carpet or whatnot, then expect to pay more, a LOT more. In some cases just one shade color difference from a stock color can cost you nearly 40-60% more than a stock item. Chances are people aren't going to notice if a color is not 100% match and its certainly not why people come to church. Trust me on this, purchase stock. 
  3. Take advantage of free delivery for church chairs if you can. Certain companies like the Church Furniture Store for example have their own trucks and they travel to 15 states where they offer free shipping purchasing 100 or more chairs. This can save you anywhere from $200-$1,500 depending on where you live. Its a money saver and there are several companies that offer this so ask. 
  4. Make sure your chairs have a good warranty. You would be surprised to know that select chairs on the market today have very limited warranties in what they offer. Remember cheaper chairs, lower warranty. Generally speaking you will want to find those seats that carry a 20+ year frame warranty and a 10+ year fabric warranty. Also, warranties are for defects, not for things that happen to the chair because of abuse. 
  5. Finally, choose a chair that has been in the industry a while. While newer designs sometimes cost less, if you ever want to purchase the same model and the same stock color years down the road, it will be a good idea to buy from someone that has a durable and popular chair model. you can easily research these worship chairs online. 

Last Minute Baptistry Heaters before Easter Rush

If your in the market for baptistry heaters right now your finding that just about everyone in the business is currently out of them. Lucky for us, we've been digging around the web and talking to manufacturers and dealers and have found a couple of places that still have a few in stock and YES you CAN GET THEM BEFORE EASTER IF YOU ORDER NOW!

Here's the low down on what we have found for you but better hurry these too will be gone very soon!


HeavenlyHeaters.com has the following for sale right now (subject to change VERY quickly):



Baptistry Heater- ChurchRite - Immersion 240V 29 units in stock

Baptistry Heater- ChurchRite - Poolside PL240 1 unit in stock


ChurchFurnitureStore.com has the following items in stock (again subject to Change VERY Quickly)



Baptistry Heater- ChurchRite - Immersion 120V w/ GFCI 17 Units in Stock

Baptistry Heater- ChurchRite - Immersion 120V 1 Unit in stock
Baptistery Heater- ChurchRite - Basic Circulation CR6kw 37 Units Left in Stock
Baptistery Heater- ChurchRite - Basic Circulation CR11.5kw 25 Units Left in Stock

Generally speaking baptistry units during this time of year run out but luckily we have found these places which do have a few left. Better hurry and contact them before they are out of stock, meaning that your out of luck before the Easter Rush!

God Bless~
 
 

Church Furniture and the Easter Rush

So we know that its not all about the bunny.... its about Jesus Christ. Its a time to share with others the great news about God and his everlasting love for each and everyone of us here on the Earth, how awesome is that!

I really take a lot of pride having had my hand in the church furniture business over the years because I saw what awesome things the Lord has done throughout the world in churches I quite frankly never heard of before. 

Today I'm going to let you in on a little secret about the church furniture industry. If your in the market for furniture and want it before Easter, YOU'RE NOW IN THE EXPIATED RUSH. What that means is that there is currently a thinning of stocked items on the market, chairs, baptistry heaters, pulpits and the like. While you can still find them at this point, expect to pay more in shipping and expect a lot of other churches to be looking for that same item that you so greatly want for your Sunday service. In some instances you are already too late, heaters for example have been flying off the shelves like they always do and all the heater companies right now are scrambling to build new ones before Easter.


My advice to you is to check out the church furniture companies and make a purchase NO LATER than 4-11-2014 this Friday. You will also need to pay for the expatiated shipping charges if you want to try and get it before Easter. You should also note that the companies do not guarantee delivery before Easter at this point, they simply won't. Freight carriers, although can expedited an order, they never give out actual dates like UPS or FedEx will. Your best bet for purchasing church furniture BEFORE Easter was in Early March, at this point your sort of past the line of no return. 

Now if you don't care when it arrives, be it before or after the Easter Rush, then you won't have anything to worry about, your items will arrive just as they normally do and you will save yourself some money in the long run. 


Buy an Affordable Podium

Purchasing a church podium that you can afford is much easier than you think and there are several options. Today we going to talk about the quality podium models with price ranges for under $499. Like the larger pulpit counterparts, podiums are designed to be speaking stands where you can place your bible, notes and other reading materials during a teaching or speaking service.Its the basic function of a speaking stand, be it for pulpit or podium use. Here are some models we highly recommend for purchase. 

Announcement Stand 720

This announcement stand is from the ChurchMart® Company in Virginia. It has a starting price of $349 but what really makes this model unique is that the stand part is curved unlike other wooden models found on the market today.  Its very lightweight and portable just like all the models mentioned but we digg this model because of its curves plus its made of real wood. Its 42" tall and its roughly 30 pounds. 

Speaker Stand Model 48

Heavenly Pulpits is another company that offers a wooden speaker stand called the model 48. This model is a bit different and takes more of a traditional approach with its design using just a solid block of wood. Its is cheaper than the 720 model mentioned above with a price of about $289, its made of solid oak but its a bit heavy with 38 pounds. We do like this model but its a plain jane, no frills sort of podium. If your looking for a basic model this is your best buy here. Don't expect to be wowed with it but again its a great price for what you get. And yes, it does come in various stains like the 720. 

 

Modern Speaker Stand Model 711

For those that are looking for an eye appealing, low priced podium at a good price then we recommend looking at the Model 711, podium from the Exhorter series of pulpits. This stand features an acrylic center piece with an vinyl cross inlay and it matches the current full sized series. For about $320 this would make a great little podium to have in just about any room or hall in your church. Its new for the 2013 year and also comes in a few stain choices ranging from Light-Dark Oak and even a new white/oak wood finish. 

Aluminum Church Cross Podium Model 1400

Finally, the only metal podium to make our list this year is the Metal Cross Pulpit. This model runs a bit more for your price topping in at around $489 and its made from both a curable and hard ABS poly base material and aircraft grade aluminum. Its not only the most modern looking of all the podiums but people have rated it the most eye catching for the price as well.  Its reaches 45" tall on the front end and 43" on the back end where you stand and also features a removable rubber mesh top that helps hold items in place like bibles and other reading materials.

There are several items to choose from when looking at podiums and these are just a few of the value priced leader in the church furniture market today. A few key things to remember about purchasing a podium include: 

  • Value - Make sure that its priced just right. Generally a good price point for a podium is $300-$499.

  • Quality - Whether you choose wood, metal or acrylic make sure that it is a reputable model on the market today. 

  • Know the difference in a pulpit and podium. Pulpits are designed for sanctuaries and podiums are designed for classrooms, fellowship halls and smaller speaking areas. They can also be used in hotels, conference rooms and even bingo halls. 

      This Deal may have expired and the church furniture company offering this deal are not obligated to offer the deal at the special pricing now that it may have expired. Check the respective company for more details.

     

 

Learn More

Designing great church furniture isn't just putting something together and selling it. From wood pulpits and matching communion tables to pulpit chairs, flower tables, offering tables and the like, we provide you with great insights on items to purchase, whom to buy from and what to look for in buying new church furniture.

Church Chairs

Church Chairs can be found at literally hundreds of websites. But did you know that only a handful of companies in the United States actually have them on hand? We give you great insider information about the church chair industry and help educate you to make a great decision.

What we do

Understanding the in's and out's of church furniture is what I do. I help provide answers to questions, great deals on items and I also provide you with a wealth of information when it comes to getting the best church furniture and related items possible. Thanks for stopping by my church furniture blog as I give great tips, articles, trends and the like. Have a question about church furnishings? Use the contact us form at the top and ask me something, I'll answer it as best I can and if I don't know an answer, I'll ask an industry expert. Thanks and God Bless~