A House Of Worship

A House Of Worship

A House of worshipA house of worship is a designed structure or space where believers
of a church congregation come to offer incense of sacrifice in the form
of worship and service to God.  A building constructed or used for this
purpose is most times called a house of worship, popularly known as the
church.

Of course, you should know that the church is not just where we go but the church is who we are.

Though just as churches vary in denominations,
so is a house of worship (physical structure) distinct in its feature.
Depending on the place and time of establishment of the church. In some
ways, the physical structure of a church reflects the belief system of
the church.

HOW DISTINCT IS A HOUSE OF WORSHIP?

As mentioned earlier, the structure and setting of a house of worship can be duly affected by the location and the year of establishment.

You may be wondering, why location? In some cases, a house of worship is not permanently reserved for a particular congregation. As there are a lot of activities that occur in the buildings aside the regular Sunday service. Most of these structures are used for birthdays, wedding ceremonies, youth fellowship and so much more.

Regardless, it is the Christian belief that any structure can be a house of worship including homes of members. Which fulfils the bible verse “for where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am in the midst of them”

On another hand, the timing which a church building was raised can affect the aesthetical nature of a house of worship. In terms of décor, paintings, chairs etc. just as seen with the traditional church buildings and the contemporary buildings.

 

If you have visited a church near you recently, you will agree with me that the contemporary settings of a church differ from the conventional style of what you used to know.

Though the serve as a proposition for developers in setting up a new church building.

But the world is evolving and everything is changing as technology advances. People are moving from the regular style of building to what is more modern and acceptable to the public.

More of a reason why there are so many alternative church buildings. These houses of worship are alternative because they do not give you a clue that it’s a house of worship. Except there is a sign post mounted boldly at the front.

For example, buildings such as school halls, event halls, theatres or cinemas.

THE CONTEMPORARY HOUSE OF WORSHIP

If you have visited a church near you recently, you will agree with me that the contemporary settings of a church differ from the conventional style of what you used to know.

Though the serve as a proposition for developers in setting up a new church building.

But the world is evolving and everything is changing as technology advances. People are moving from the regular style of building to what is more modern and acceptable to the public.

More of a reason why there are so many alternative church buildings. These houses of worship are alternative because they do not give you a clue that it’s a house of worship. Except there is a sign post mounted boldly at the front.

For example, buildings such as school halls, event halls, theatres or cinemas.

VARITIES OF CHURCH BUILDING

Cathedral

This is usually for the Catholics, Anglican and orthodox denominations. Cathedral is a Greek word that means ‘bishop’s Throne’. It is great in size, with enough space for members to occupy. When you see or hear about a cathedral that is affiliated to a catholic or Anglican church, it is considered to be the largest church building in that region.

These buildings are mostly characterized by different statues, colorful paintings and icons that could possibly be a reflection of Jesus Christ and his cohorts.

Alternative Church

A HOUSE OF WORSHIP

As the word implies, these are old buildings that are converted to a house of worship. The major reason for using such place is to save cost.

A practical example is the use of bus garage, an uncompleted building, an old event hall.

Evangelical Church

A HOUSE OF WORSHIP
A HOUSE OF WORSHIP

The structure of an evangelical church can be easily identified by a Latin cross located at the top of the building. There are no materials like the statues or icons that could be used to represent Christ and all he stands for. This is in line with obeying the second commandment as stated in the bible.

It is quite important to note that, the church building is not a contributing factor to your spiritual growth.

Depending on the denomination you visit, there are several other church buildings all over the world.

For recommendations, pay a visit to Omega Fire Ministries Houston, Texas.

The church here is an alternative house of worship. With an atmosphere that is capable of transforming your life and their services are impactful. Find out about their church service here.