A Columbarium - Not Just a Product
There needs to be a well-structured organization within the church committee to manage the success of the program. Many times the committee does not know how to do this. Your design-build partner should be able to lead you through each and every step of the program. You will not be alone.
Here’s an Idea for Raising Funds for your Organization
I would like to suggest considering a columbarium or tribute center for your organization to raise funds! A columbarium is an opportunity for your members to consider their pre-death needs and plan for the inevitable. If a columbarium doesn’t interest you but a tribute center does, click here for more information.
What about including a Labyrinth in your Columbarium?
'Walking the Labyrinth' has reemerged today as a metaphor for the spiritual journey. It is a meditative practice that is being embraced. People walk the labyrinth for many reasons. Some use labyrinths for distinctly non-Christian purposes. But Christians can choose to walk the labyrinth in an intentionally Christ-centric way.
One of the top Columbarium Committees Objective
The first element on the list of objectives for the committee should be, and needs to be: “Choose the design-build partner”. The design-build partner needs to be able to take you from the unknown to the completion of a successful columbarium program.
Make sure your design-build partner specializes in the type of project you are considering.
Why Should a Church Have a Columbarium?
The old traditional church cemetery or “grave yard” as some may have called it is a thing of the past. Mainly due to the high cost of maintaining the property...While those days are gone, today's church leaders and committee members are now involved in looking at other means to be of service to the church family who have chosen cremation and cremation memorialization. It just kind of makes sense.
What to do with a Loved One’s Cremains?
I think you will be surprised to know that only 35% of the people who choose to be cremated are memorialized. Their remains end up on a shelf, in a drawer, or even out in the garage. I think it is because people just don’t know what to do with the remains once they get them. Many people do not know what a columbarium is, they have never heard of it. But with cremation on the rise, more and more churches, universities, and organizations are building columbariums on their property as a service to their members. It is important to have a place to visit because it provides a focal point for memorializing your deceased loved one. I think we all have a desire to be remembered and to remember our loved ones.