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Space Frontiers

How three churches are pioneering new ways to use facilities for the gospel.

Facilities are supposed to facilitate. But too often churches find their buildings don't facilitate, but limit or frustrate their efforts to proclaim and demonstrate the gospel. Pastor Rick McKinley frames the issue this way: "Are we creatively using our sacred space and making it missional? And are we finding space in our community and making it sacred? It is in this intersection where Jesus becomes real to us and to our neighbors through us." Here are the stories of three churches that are creatively using space to further the gospel.

Making our sacred space missional

And making spaces in our community sacred
Rick McKinley
Imago Dei
Portland, Oregon

Gathering the people of God is a key aspect of shaping a church. Home, storefront, theater, or warehouse gets transformed into holy space when the people of God gather there for worship.

When Imago Dei outgrew our facility, several factors challenged us: (1) Would constructing a building help us continue our outward focus on going into the ...

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