Perhaps one reason 2/42 Community Church is the #8 Fastest-Growing Church in the country is that it knows how to have fun and be exciting—for its members and the community.
2|42 Community Church
A 2013 OUTREACH 100 CHURCH
#8 FASTEST-GROWING, #25 LARGEST
When some people think of church, they don’t associate it with fun. So 2/42 Community Church wants to change that.
“We believe serving God can be a blast,” says Lead Pastor David Dummitt. “We take the mission of God very seriously, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously.”
That image begins with the church’s building, a former athletic club transformed into not only a house of worship but a 95,000-square-foot community center with an indoor soccer field, fitness rooms, café with three-story kids’ playscape, arts school, preschool and performance spaces. The church’s Free Stuff Van—a mobile block party—drives around town giving away treats, and it’s not unusual to find an indoor campout or movie night on the church calendar.
“We said from the beginning that we want to be the kind of church that if our doors closed tomorrow, the community would miss us,” Dummitt says.
2/42 COMMUNITY CHURCH Brighton, Mich.
Lead Pastor: David Dummitt
Affiliation: Independent Christian
Growth in 2012: +933 (62%)