Mars Hill Church Downtown Seattle, one of 14 churches that have sprouted from the teachings and ministry of founding pastor Mark Driscoll, opened this past Sunday at its new location, a historic 1910 place of worship that once included some of Seattle's early families.
"There's a new chapter in Seattle's history tonight with the salvation of a downtown Seattle building that is over 100 years old," a local TV news anchor shared last week, Mars Hill reported. "The new tenant, a church, is preserving the building and restoring it to its original use."
Holding church services at out-of-the ordinary locations is not something new for Mars Hill. The Downtown Seattle church is using the building most recently known as Daniels Recital Hall after selling its Belltown location, the former building of the "notorious" Tabella Nightclub. more >>
A Texas megachurch overseen by Bishop T.D. Jakes has opened up a new campus three years after purchasing the location, which was once a shopping center.
With the sound of shofar, The Potter's House of Dallas held their first worship service on Sunday at the Fort Worth location, expanding the number of operating campuses for the church that boasts an estimated 30,000 members.
Patrick E. Winfield Jr., a pastor ordained in 1996 who is presently pursuing a doctorate in education from Dallas Baptist University, heads the newly operational campus, known as The Potter's House of Fort Worth. more >>
Hobby Lobby Inc., an evangelical Christian retail business, has announced that it will donate a piece of property to a Chicago megachurch.
The Oklahoma City-based crafts company decided to give Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church of Chicago the vacant site that once housed a cosmetics business known as Johnson Products.
"On New Year's Eve, we got a life-changing phone call to let us know they were committed to formally and officially donating the property – with no consideration," said the Rev. Charles Jenkins, pastor of Fellowship, to the Chicago Sun-Times. more >>
One of North Carolina's largest churches is looking to expand in response to continued growth, bucking the national trend of decline in religious affiliation in the United States.
Elevation Church, a multisite megachurch centered around Charlotte, is looking toward building a $20 million facility in Ballantyne for its administrative staff, as well as a 1,500-seat sanctuary.
In addition to this, the Charlotte Observer reports that Elevation is also considering several sites in Huntersville for what would be its eighth campus. more >>
Saddleback Church, the multi-campus megachurch headed by pastor and author Rick Warren, will be going into a new facility in a California city.
Saddleback has signed a long-term lease for a facility for its San Clemente campus, which boasts an estimated 2,500 members and has been meeting at a local high school. Led by Scott Hitzel, the congregation hopes to move into the completely renovated facility by Easter Sunday, 2013.
Regarding the move to the new facility, many local clergy have expressed support for the rise of the Saddleback satellite campus in their neighborhood. more >>
VIENNA, Va. – The latest project by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association that emphasizes interpersonal relationship as a means to spreading the Gospel was presented at a D.C.-area megachurch on Tuesday afternoon.
The presentation, called "My Hope With Billy Graham," was given to a small but attentive group of ministers and laity at McLean Bible Church. William W. Conard, executive director of the My Hope project, told The Christian Post that "My Hope" was wrought out of international evangelism efforts begun in 2001.
"Franklin Graham asked us to carry his father's message around the world," said Conard, who had 20 years of experience as a missionary in Latin America. "He asked me to take it around the world. We started in Central America, small countries and then went on to other Latin American countries," continued Conard, who noted that other countries like Russia and India were also involved. more >>