What can be the most awkward room in the entire church?
It has to be church bathrooms.
You’ll never know what you’ll encounter.
Maybe you are doing a facility survey for your church hospitality audit, or preparing your church building for a special event like
Do your church bathrooms make your mother proud?
Make sure your church bathrooms would make your mother proud.
Here is a quick church bathroom checklist
That’s the gold standard. I’ve prepared a quick checklist for you.
I have traveled to many churches in 10 different countries.
I’m not sure about this picture from a church men’s room (Source: Link Broken). I wonder if the two other stalls are marked with Hope and Love.
If you are on the hospitality committee of your church or the facilities team, utilize this checklist.
Notice and fix before your church visitor finds themselves in a weird spot.
- Stall locks that latch.
- Ample supplies of toilet paper (don’t use single-ply) and paper towels.
- Spray deodorizers.
- Plenty of soap, lotion, hand sanitizers.
- The toilet is anchored to the floor.
- The flushing handle works correctly.
- Autoflushers that work right.
- Seats and lids are properly attached.
- General cleaning.
- Lighting that works.
- Thoughtful touches of decor.
Much of this may be handled by custodial staff, but some of these things are discovered only on a regular inspection. If church ushers do a facility check before and after services as part of their responsibilities, they can check these things.
How one church fixed their bathroom.
For example, somehow the guys in charge of keeping things fixed at the church just didn’t know that the toilet seat in the women’s bathroom was cracked; had been cracked for a long time.
They told me that that’s the kind of thing they definitely needed to be told about, wouldn’t discover it on their own!!
The seat has been replaced!!
I can only imagine the potty humor that might come in the comments now. . . .
Men’s Room Image Source: Pinterest