The first ten seconds matter, and in the first ten minutes decisions are being made.
For example, when we walk into a hotel, a concert venue, or a retail store, within seconds the first things I encounter have made an impression on me. Either positive or negative.
I’ve walked into restaurants that were so bad, We may literally froze in the doorway and said: “We are not eating here.” We were really hungry, but we left!
Your church creates the same effect. One way or the other. Your guests make lightning-fast decisions about your church. No church is perfect, we are all working on stuff, but we can’t afford to mess up on the first impression.
Keeping your church clean is vital to your church congregation. You want to provide a safe and healthy experience for your parishioners and guests, so having a regular cleaning schedule and plan to tackle all the cleaning projects will help provide a continuously clean church for everyone.
We’ve outlined 4 main focus areas to help you keep your church clean.
- Bathrooms, Kitchens, and Daycare Areas – These areas will be top of your list for disinfecting and sanitizing. Not only will these areas carry germs, but they can also harbor moisture and even disease. Staying on top of these areas of your church will go a long way to preventing the spread of illness.
- Cleaning Church Stain Glass – This is a delicate surface to consider when it needs to be cleaned. If it’s not necessary to hire a professional stain glass cleaner, as these windows can be carefully cleaned with a mild soap and water mix. Lightly wipe the window surfaces, getting into the nooks and crannies the best you can. Unlike a full glass panel window, work in small sections and don’t rush the cleaning process. Keep the rag damp but not soaking wet while you wipe the surface. With another soft dry rag, lightly wipe the stained glass clean and lightly buff out any streaks.
- Cleaning Church Brass – Depending on how the surface of the church brass statues, candleholders, crosses, and other church furnishings or accents looks, these types of decorations might just need a good dusting. A soft duster will do the job. If the brass shows more wear or the dusting didn’t clean it well enough, it might need some polish to help it shine again.
- Common Areas and Offices – Dusting, vacuuming, and trash removal once or twice a week will keep these areas looking nice. Some disinfecting on door handles, arms of chairs, and desktops can help prevent illness when done often. Consider keeping disinfecting wipes nearby to clean these spots throughout the day as well.