When it was time to build a church building, 2|42 Community Church built a community center instead. The city didn’t have a YMCA or other place to gather in the winter, so the Commons became a seven-day-a-week, free facility that meets a need in the community. People enjoy a school for the arts, café restaurant, three-story playscape for kids, indoor soccer field basketball courts and conference rooms. Birthday parties, sports teams, business meetings and dance recitals happen weekly at the Commons—oh yeah, and church on the weekends!
Says Senior Pastor David Dummitt, “2|42 has a healthy and externally focused culture. We’re not seeker sensitive; we are seeker obsessed on the weekends, and we understand that the most effective way to consistently reach unchurched folks is to disciple our people to be missionaries wherever they live, work and play.”
2|42 COMMUNITY CHURCH
Senior Pastor: David Dummitt
Affiliation: Independent Christian Churches
A 2016 OUTREACH 100 CHURCH
Growth in 2014: +1,187 (25%)
Fastest Growing: 10