I made reference to some “rules of thumb” for space needs. I wanted to offer some resources speaking to that.
I have a working rule. “If you need some specific, nondenominational, technical information about church life, look to the Armed Forces.” Somehow, they usually have an answer, even if no denomination does. (Online, or for free, anyway.) Thus, see
- Air Force Religious Facilities Design Guide This document can also be downloaded in PDF from the same page.
- And likewise, What color should you paint your chapel?
(commercial reprint of a Navy publication)
Also, it is worth noting that children and youth, in their educational setting, need much more space per capita than adults.