Kingdom Metropolitan Worship Centre (KMWC) in Columbus is choosing the Columbus Civic Center over the traditional pew and pulpit for its second city-wide Easter Sunday Resurrection Service.
The service will start at 11 a.m. Easter Day.
Holding a church service in a civic center may seem unusual, but KMWC is part of a trend of churches meeting in such public venues, in an effort to be more accessible to the community, according to the church off Airport Thruway.
“Everyone goes to the Civic Center,” the Rev. Marshall McGill, senior pastor, said in a media release. “It’s a comfortable, non-threatening environment for people who are curious about church but would never set foot in a traditional steeple-topped building. Instead of bringing the people to the church, we are bringing the church to the people.”
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The praise and worship team will lead music for worshipers. Casual clothing will be welcomed.
“Younger generations simply aren’t interested in church as it has been done before,” McGill said. "Someone has to show that a church community can be a vital part of life. It is the way you communicate the message that makes a difference.”
Although targeted to the so-called “generation next,” McGill believes that the church’s style will resonate with a wide range of age groups.
“People are not necessarily less religious today than they were 20 years ago he says, they are just looking for different things from their church experience. They want to experience something that is relevant, practical and real," he said.
Call 706-332-7353 or 706-315-7725 for more information.