Monthly Archives: January 2011

Sitting at the Nexus of the Missional Discussion

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By Ray Wheeler, DMin “It is odd,” the pastor noted, “that your company is investing time in a concept that will make your company obsolete.” “The reverse is true,” I countered, “when the church thrives we thrive for two reasons.  First, we have to respond to new directions innovatively. Second, we are part of the [...]

Why Is This Church Chair So Heavy?

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Many different components are used in making a church chair. Most  manufacturers don’t take into account that church seating is often stacked and reset many times during the year for events and banquets.  This can cause problems when staff members and volunteers stack the chairs and move them. Nobody wants to suffer from a back [...]

The Church Chair Guys Have an Opinion About That

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By Ray Wheeler, DMin We manufacture church chairs and we do it well.  And from where we sit building chairs for churches across the denominational and theological spectrum today’s missional reflection needs a dose of historical perspective. The emergence of missional thinking and the struggle with how to describe the church as a missional entity [...]

We Can’t Just Sit Around (on our church chairs) – We Have to Innovate

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By Ray Wheeler, DMin With the wide variety of approaches to ministry we see every day in our conversations with churches we realize that we just can’t sit around we have to innovate. The church chairs congregations choose correspond with their mission and the way they see that mission being fulfilled. From where we sit [...]

Response to Church Chair Industries’ Bankruptcy

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Bruce Prock, Marketing (800) 647-7725 ext. 101 CHINO, CA. January 1, 2011 – Bertolini Sanctuary® Seating, a division of Bertolini Inc., announced today that they would take immediate and concerted action to assist nearly a thousand churches impacted by the chapter 11 bankruptcy filed by Church Chair Industries on November 12, 2010. [...]