A Church Helping The Church

March 1, 2009 by

Uprising Church is uprooting itself from its current meeting space at YMCA and moving … to Sunday nights only.

Now, honestly I think I’d miss church on Sunday morning and at first I thought the story was going to be about the fact that this church wasn’t going to have a Sunday morning service.

And then I read on.

What I really like about this story, isn’t the time they are moving to but where they will be having church: in another church. Bellevue Grace Assembly Church has offered their space to Uprising for no cost.

This is a good example of being willing to change and adjust in how we are doing church and a great reminder that a building is just a building.

Bravo church, bravo. Way to be the Church.

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5 Responses to “A Church Helping The Church”

  • ruthanne
    March 2, 2009

    my dad was a church planter in australia when i was growing up and our church met in a seventh day adventist church on sundays because they met on saturdays…it was the perfect situation for us. now there is another church plant there doing the same thing.


  • steve carr
    March 2, 2009

    We planted a church more than three years ago and have met exclusively on Sunday nights since then. We too rent out an empty church building and pay a miniscule rent, allowing us to be better stewards of our funds.


  • steve christensen
    March 3, 2009

    We just recently did the same for a congregation in our town. They were renting space in a school; we don’t have an evening service; so they moved in with us. They operate completely independently of us. It’s helping them reduce their costs, eliminates their setup and packup time, and it “costs” us virtually nothing. Now we’re talking to another group…a spanish – language startup – about how we can help them by hosting their services as well. These arrangements provide more opportunities and options for surrounding community to worship, and that’s a good thing. Our belief is that God gave us this facility – it should be used any and every possible way we can think of to further His Kingdom.


  • Bobby Williams
    March 3, 2009

    We have met for several months with out launch in another church that isn’t using their space on a Sunday night rent free. It’s really being BIG C minded. They have helped us in a HUGE way get started by offering their facilities to us


  • Arran Kelley
    March 17, 2009

    Is a building really only a building? Or does a building have a symbolic meaning whether we realize it or not? I am not disagreeing with Uprising Church using another churches space. Maybe church design morphs into something that allows these possibilities. I am merely responding to the comment “a building is only a building.” They are more than just buildings. Whether you go to a concert hall or a gas station, a building still has meaning and some sort of intrinsic value.



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