Grand Opening Ideas for your church

March 10, 2015
Grand Opening Ideas

This past weekend, we had the Grand Opening of our new church building which has been under construction for over a year.  We built a new kids area, renovated our office space, and built a 2nd auditorium that seats 300 people.  Here are a few Grand Openings Ideas that we did.

Having a Grand Opening creates an opportunity to invite people to come and see your facility & experience a little bit of what your church is like.  Here is what we did for our Grand Opening.

Saturday Open House:  (drop in format & people could stay as long or a little as they liked)

Kids Entertainment.  We had 7 activities or shows happening at various times throughout the kids area which included:

  • Birds Of Prey Show – a Raptor Conservatory that brought live birds for everyone to see

Grand Opening Ideas

  • Kids Music Entertainer – did 2 interactive shows for families
  • Disney Princesses – 6 teens/adults dressed in costume and looked a lot like the Disney Princesses that you would see at a Disney Theme Park.  Families could meet & greet & take photos with the princesses.

Grand Opening Ideas

  • Indoor Playground – our newly installed playground was open for families
  • Craft Room – tables, chairs, supplies & craft examples for families to make together
  • Balloon Animals – volunteers made balloon animals/shapes for kids
  • Interactive Electronic Puppet – a software program we purchased from Little Mountain Productions.

Grand Opening Ideas

Food – Several areas throughout the church had food stations for people to pick up a snack.

Decorations – We ordered punch balloons that had our logo on it.  We started a few days before grand opening to blow up all the balloons.  We used a tree stump as a base, and then attached a pole to the base.  We put the punch balloon elastics over the poles to create balloon pillars.

Grand Opening Ideas

Give Aways – Kids could take a punch balloon home with them on their way out.

Other Entertainment – The youth band, and a drum circle did several shows in other parts of the building.

Ministry Displays – Many of our ministries made a display for people to see.  This helped give people an idea of some of the programs that are offered at our church.

Sunday Dedication Service – We had a service to dedicate the building.  We invited the trades who worked on the project as well as dignitaries from our area.  We also included a ribbon cutting in the service.

Grand Opening Ideas

I hope these Grand Opening Ideas jump start your creativity if you are looking to do a Grand Opening at your church soon.




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