Back in the 1980’s a new Christian Conference Center opened for ministry about an hour from where I pastor. A wealthy businessman had donated several million dollars to make this ministry a reality. As a condition of his gift, everything about this project was carried out in an excellent manner. He believed the Lord’s work was worthy of excellence and the furnishings for this facility were certainly consistent with his conviction.
Over the years that followed, I had the opportunity to attend several all-day conferences at this center. I would sit in the main auditorium for hours at a time in the chairs they had purchased. When I first sat down in one of these chairs, I immediately noticed how comfortable it was. But what surprised me was how comfortable it was even after sitting in it all day. I remember commenting on several occasions to staff members of the conference center how much I appreciated their choice of seating. Like each of you, I had experienced many times at other venues discomfort after being seated for less than an hour. Being comfortable on a chair after several hours of sitting certainly enhanced my experience at their events.
Several years ago we needed several hundred chairs for a similar environment at our church. I decided early on we should purchase the same chair the conference center had purchased, one that was perfectly suited to the desired application. I made the necessary inquiries and discovered the ELAN Series from Comfortek Seating. My decision was confirmed early on when I learned the nickname for the ELAN is “The Eight Hour Chair”. That was seven years ago now, and we could not be more pleased with our decision. Several other churches have now made the decision to purchase this same chair after visiting New Hope and enjoying ours.
Since our purchase I have discovered several other manufacturers produce similar chairs to the ELAN from Comfortek Seating. However, none carry the attractive pricing that Comfortek offers to the church community. So from years of personal experience as a consumer, and now for the past few years as Church Furniture Partner, the ELAN has been and continues to be my favorite church chair! You can read about its attributes here. And as always, feel free to contact me with questions and comments.
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