church-interior-design-offeringsThis week we’re getting a second chance to talk about your one chance to make a great first impression. It’s an important adage if you hope to attract new members to your church. Updating interior finishes and furnishings can go a long way toward making an older building look fresh and new. It doesn’t matter what size of church you are; the point is to look relevant and inviting to people from the moment they arrive on your church property.

The McKnight Group’s Church Design Professional Can Help

Jennifer Snider, our interior design professional, has over 10 years of experience helping churches of all sizes create an attractive and relevant interior design—regardless of budget. There are many ways to do this that don’t involve completely renovating your church building or creating an entirely new church design or building project.

Jennifer is a great resource for churches because she is passionate about her work. It fuels her creativity both in design and problem solving. One reason is that Jennifer is able to bring her faith to her job. “Prior to coming to The McKnight Group,” she told us, “I hadn’t specifically been looking for a way to combine my faith with my career, but was excited to be able to do that. So I really feel like my job at The McKnight Group is more than just a job—it’s also a ministry, and a way to assist churches in reaching their ministry goals and their mission and vision for their church through their interior finishes.”

Small or Large Church? Jennifer Helps Everyone

Jennifer’s one-time interior church design consultation is a great way for smaller or budget restricted churches to update their interior look. Our last blog post discusses it in detail.

However, larger churches, churches with bigger budgets and ones that don’t want to do a lot of the work themselves will also find Jennifer to be a great resource. In these cases, she uses the same process as what’s used for our new church building projects, working in more detail with either the pastor and one or two staff members, or a hand-picked team. She determines what the vision is for the interior church design, then pulls things together to give church leaders several options from which to choose. She then finalizes the finishes, materials and furnishings, and offers resources to the church to complete the project.

Does Your Building Communicate Your Vison?

This question is what drives Jennifer’s work on behalf of our clients. As she says, “I don’t want people to feel like they have to be extravagant and spend a lot of money or [be] extremely cutting-edge with their finishes. But it does convey a message, and so you want it to at least have a current look.” Whether you start with the lobby, foyer, café, restrooms, or children’s spaces, Jennifer can help your church make that vitally important good first impression.

If you’re ready to discuss your ministry’s vision and needs with Jennifer, contact us today at 800-625-6448 or Jennifer directly via email at And if you’re ready to learn more about other aspects of church design and building, visit our website and sign up today for one of our free i3 webinars.