The Dimond Grace Fellowship, a Grace Brethren congregation in Anchorage, Alaska, pastored by Chris Ball, was recently featured in local media through a visit-the-church report. Here is an excerpt–to read the entire article click here.
A Mall Church That Works
Posted by stainedglass
Posted: June 28, 2012 – 3:32 pm
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I’ve not had great experiences with shopping mall churches, that is, until June 10. It was then I visited Dimond Grace Fellowship. Located on the 2nd floor at the Diamond Center Mall, they offered a great worship experience without the expensive-to-maintain trappings of many modern churches.
They are doing what a few churches are discovering, which is taking church and the worship experience to where the people are, instead of expecting them to come to the church. That’s the real Christian ethic!
Mission Clearly Stated
Dimond Grace’s mission (below) was prominent at the top of their webpage. I had to see this church!
Dimond Grace Fellowship is a growing church with a BIG impact in our community. We do our best to show God’s love, in practical ways. Our Ministry Center, is located on the second floor of the Dimond Center. We average 150-200 walk-in contacts each week and we’re open on a regular basis. Many of these contacts are for prayer requests, encouragement, a cup of coffee or something to eat. We make every effort to take care of both physical and spiritual needs!
Hard to Find–Easy to Like
I was greeted warmly by several individuals when I arrived. Coffee and donuts were laid out for everyone.