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Since the dawn of religion, avid faith followers have congregated undercover in fellowship and worship and prayer. Churches and religious sanctums have been constructed in many shapes and sizes since the first emerged with most being permanent brick-and-mortar structures. Today, evangelicals are able to take their message to the people, with the use of church tents. These portable places of worship offer church elders many benefits over investing in permanent structures, some of which we discuss in the article below.
What is a church tent?
Simply put, a church tent is a large tented structure that is erected for the sole purpose of hosting a church service or event. We’re not talking about your garden-variety bow tents here. Church tents need to accommodate up to hundreds of people comfortably, allowing enough space for proper ventilation and social distancing.
Why are tented churches beneficial?
On our Church Tents website page we list a bunch of benefits to using a tented church over building a new permanent church. Below we’re taking a look at three of these benefits:
- Outdoor church tents are much more affordable than building a new brick-and-mortar church.
- Church tents can be used to instantly add extra space to an existing brick-and-mortar church, or for special events being hosted at the church.
- Church tents are extremely portable, which means that you and your congregation aren’t limited in terms of where you can congregate.
3 types of MTT church tents
Throughout our 50+ years of manufacturing tents in Africa, we have found three of our structures becoming very popular among church elders investing in new church tents. These are our Snowpeak, Everest, and Alpine tents. We’re taking a brief look at each of these below:
- Snowpeak church tent
If it’s WOW factor you’re after, look no further than the Snowpeak tent. It’s the most prestigious-looking tent arena you’ll find in South Africa, giving you options when it comes to finishing’s. Choose from solid walls or fabric walls, and rest assured that there are minimal side gables for congregants to trip over.
- Everest church tent
As a middle-ground option, the Everest church tent is excellent if you’re looking for more of wow meets versatility. The Everest offers a high peaked rooves with lattice pole uprights for lighting and sound and a large opening at the top of the peak to assist with conventional cooling. The sides that can be removed to open the space up nicely and assist in maintaining a more comfortable environment . Like all of our church tents, the Everest is designed to withstand most weather conditions the African climate offers up.
- Alpine church tent
looking for a standard tried and test church tent in Africa? The Alpine tent is the original structure we designed and patented over 27 years ago. To this day this is a popular tented structure option for tent buyers from across the spectrum. The modular nature means this structure can be scaled up or down as your congregation grows.
Order church tents for Africa
Looking to buy a tent for your church? It’s clear to see that a church tent is a valuable investment for any place of worship. This is especially true for churches who have ambitious congregation growth goals, or who want to start satellite churches in other areas. We have the experience and the expertise to manufacture Africa’s best church tents, so contact us to start a discussion and request a church tent quote.