Prepare the Seating Area (Nave).
The nave area is the main part of the interior of a chapel. It is the body of the chapel building. It is also
the area where the congregation worships or assembles. Preparation steps are listed below:
Align Bibles and hymnals uniformly in pews.
Remove trash and old worship bulletins from the pews.
Prepare the Entrance Area (Narthex).
You should take the following steps to ensure the narthex and the sound system is prepared for the
Worship Bulletins: Place worship bulletins on a table in the rear of the chapel. If an usher is
to be used, then you, as the chaplain assistant, will see that the usher is given the bulletins
prior to the worship service. The usher or chaplain assistant will give a copy of the worship
bulletin to each worshipper.
Inspect the entrance area for cleanliness.
Ensure the sound system is operational, when one is used.
PART B - INSPECT ALTAR FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE CONGREGATION
You should inspect the altar from the perspective of the congregation for proper appearance and
neatness. You want to ensure that:
Items on the altar are centered and evenly balanced.
Altar frontal, fair linen, antependium are straight and sides are even.
Cross, Bible with Bible stand, collection plates, candlestick assemblies, and flower vases (if
used) are centered and balanced.