If your congregation is overdue for expansion and you need a temporary church building solution, consider the advantages of modular church buildings.

Temporary Church Buildings

Today’s modular buildings bear no resemblance to those construction office trailers you’ve seen everywhere. Instead, you will discover that there are innovative modular designs for every type of business or industry, including churches, synagogues and temples, and the design possibilities are endless.

Most manufacturers, such as the award-winning modular builder, Modular Genius in Joppa, Maryland, have in-house architects and relationships with outside architectural firms to accommodate all of your design requirements.

Their temporary church buildings come in a wide variety of dimensions, from under 1,000 sq. ft. to more than 20,000 sq. ft. They can include pre-installed electrical, HVAC, plumbing and fire suppression systems, are priced for substantial savings, and will be difficult to distinguish from conventional church buildings.

Prefabricated modular buildings are ideally suited to:

  • Assembly buildings
  • Sanctuaries
  • Sunday School classrooms
  • Bible Study classrooms
  • Meeting rooms
  • Rectories
  • Administrative offices
  • Pastoral offices
  • Counseling rooms
  • Daycare facilities
  • Gymnasiums
  • Recreational facilities
  • Community outreach space

Why Modular?

What would happen if you built an impressive church using the majority of your budget and designed it to last 100 years… and then your congregation relocated further away and grew in a brand new development? You won’t be able to move your beautiful church building. Instead, it may have to be sold or closed.

Your church should be where the people are, not necessarily where they’ve been for decades. Maybe something with more flexibility would make more sense. If the population shifts to a new location, you will always be able to go where they need you.

Relocatable modular buildings are designed to be reused or repurposed multiple times and transported to different locations. They save time and money, and are a practical alternative to conventional site-built structures. Portable worship buildings have grown in popularity as congregations discover their many advantages.

Portable modular buildings can temporarily enlarge a facility without permanently altering or disrupting the building site. In many cases, you’ll be able to expand quickly without going through the lengthy budget approval processes that traditional brick-and-mortar construction often requires.

What Makes Modular Construction Unique?

Another distinct advantage of modular construction is that modules are assembled in a factory at the same time your construction site is being prepared. Plumbing and electrical wiring are pre-installed before the modules are delivered to the site. Modules are 80-90% complete when delivered, which allows for earlier occupancy.

In site-built construction, floors have to be put in place before walls can be erected, and walls have to be erected before ceilings can be added. This is not the case with modular construction. Thanks to new technologies and construction practices, all components are factory-assembled into a building at the same time, speeding up completion by approximately 40%. Your modular church will also be more resource-efficient.

These benefits include:

  • Open designs with better use of natural light
  • Improved indoor air quality
  • Better sealing to reduce heating and cooling costs
  • Efficient automatic sensors for lights and heating systems
  • Environmentally friendly wall and floor coverings
  • Better fire and mold resistance

If you want the flexibility of church buildings that can be relocated, re-purposed or recycled at any time to enable you to follow your congregation, modular construction is an ideal temporary solution.