Southcenter Celebrates a New Church and a New Building
Washington Conference welcomed a new church into their sisterhood of churches in May. The Southcenter Church, now located in Des Moines, Wash., began as a dream with 10 charter members in the fall of 2007.
The goal was to plant a multi-ethnic church founded on the Bible and focused on study, prayer and discipleship. The church also wanted to focus on spreading the Third Angel's Message both locally and globally.
Working with the Washington Conference to fulfill that dream, the group soon found themselves worshiping in rented facilities in Federal Way, Wash.
They became active in mission trips to proclaim the message, in meetings, and in medical missions. Locally they are also involved in VegFest, a large vegetarian festival in the Seattle, Wash., region.
In the midst of this activity, the group outgrew the rented space and moved to the Washington Conference office auditorium. There, in March 2009, they were formally organized into a company.
By March 2010 they were able to move closer to their targeted location in the Southcenter region and rented facilities close to Boeing Field. At this location they held their first evangelistic campaign, followed closely by a second campaign held in a hotel meeting room.
During this second campaign, a series of miracles took place in which God provided an opportunity for them to purchase a permanent place of worship. They were able to complete the evangelistic campaign in the very church that they were then able to purchase.
In the month they were to be recognized as a new church congregation, they were able to complete the purchase of their new building. The building located close to Southcenter is in a great location, and already the church is planning more outreach efforts into their new community.
Southcenter Church members are looking forward to seeing how the Lord will continue to lead their new congregation and the many people who will know Jesus better as a result of their witness.