Trying Out a Different Setup: Service in the Round

We have been thinking of trying a different physical layout for our church service where the stage is in the center. We decided to try it out this weekend (tonight) for our “Leadership Community” service. This is a service we have every quarter to encourage those in ministry, and let everyone know where the leadership feels called to go with the church.

Here is the layout as we planned it:


This requires the worship team to be on the ground (the yellow circles) and only the vocalists on the platform. This would only work well with multiple vocalists so the worship leader’s back is not to part of the congregation. I’ll post after the service and let you all know how it went.

By the way, the image was drawn using Gliffy ( which is a great tool for doing Visio-style diagrams on the web. Check it out, its free to try.



  1. Debi K Said,

    October 6, 2008 @ 7:03 pm

    Thanks for using Gliffy for your drawing! Looking forward to hearing if other members of your congregation were able to share their ideas of your floorplan using Gliffy (share–>collaborate).

    Best, debik at gliffy dot com

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