By B15m1lah. Chair. At Saturday, June 30th 2018, 05:25:01 AM.
Ergonomics are all the rage in the modern age, and no where have ergonomics been pushed to the limits further than in the realm of office chairs. Ergonomics, which refers to the study of comfort and efficiency in the workplace, began by starting with the office chair. It's no surprise that the field of ergonomic office chairs have made drastic leaps and bounds in recent years. Today, ergonomic office chairs offer amazing pain relief for those plagued by typical office ailments. High adjustability makes ergonomic office chairs easily customizable to relieve back pain, neck pain, joint pain, and poor circulation. Even if chairs like the RFM Verte Ergonomic Chair (which is heralded is one of the most comfortable chairs in existence) can get a bit pricey, most ergonomic chairs, such as those from the Hawk Series by Eurotech, come at incredibly low prices that make easy additions to the holiday shopping cart!
A church chair is secondly a chair that is in compliance with any and all legal requirements that are in force in the particular jurisdiction where your church is located. We find that many churches are unaware that when a room reaches a specific number of people occupying it (you will have to contact your local officials to determine this limit for your area) rules can go into effect for your seating. For example, in some areas your chairs may be required to be "affixed" the floor. In other areas, the ability to effectively connect your chairs to each other may be non-negotiable. The fire-retardant requirements for the fabric and foam that make up a part your chairs may be stricter in some localities than others. The simple truth is that your chairs should be in compliance with those codes in force in your location. Please know again that this truth is not related to the appearance of your church chair. Instead it has everything to do with honoring authority.
As I reflected on this pastor's statement, a couple of thoughts came to my mind. One is that his statement was a very personal one that indicated a preference that was important to him and was a value I needed to honor. An additional thought though was about what actually makes a chair a "church chair". Here is an expansion on those thoughts with three observations as to what really is needed for a chair to be labeled a "church chair".