ClearView Church, a developing Grace Brethren church in New Albany, Ohio (a suburb northeast of Columbus), recently was featured in the New Albany News.
Church ‘without walls’ aims for a neighborly approach
It’s a church without a sanctuary — unless you count Andy Wirt’s New Albany area living room.
ClearView Church, which is affiliated with Grace Brethren churches, has only a handful of members so far and meets weekly at the home Wirt shares with his wife Tricia and their two children Seth and Silas on Guston Place in Columbus.
Wirt, 36, moved his family here from the Cleveland area in February 2007, specifically to “plant” a new church.
The group, which consists of a few families, volunteered to help out with the New Albany Chamber of Commerce’s recent service day and handed out free coffee at a nearby YMCA that was a poll location on election day.