Perhaps it’s near the coffee station or in the comfy chairs next to the alcove. Chain restaurants like Starbucks and Panera have mastered that type of comfy space. This concept is called “third space.”
Third Space –a place outside of the workplace or home for social gathering— is a term used by architects and interior designers. They can help your congregation build environments that allow for relationship building and connection.
To envision third space for your facility, check out this guide from Aspen Group Creating Third Place Spaces at Church. Even if you’re not ready to work with a professional designer, the guide may spark creativity for a meaningful connection space in your facility.