After meeting in rented facilities, CrossPoint Church, Concordia, Kan., is rejoicing over having its own meeting place.

Matthew Carder, campus pastor, wrote this report in the Smoky Hill Baptist Association newsletter:

“For the past six-and-a-half years CrossPoint church in Concordia, Kan., has operated out of temporary rented facilities. We started out in the Holiday Inn Express conference room, and for the last four years we rented the local movie theater every Sunday morning.

“Last December a local Foursquare congregation decided to close their facilities in Concordia (at 129 W. 6th St.), and we were able to negotiate a lease-to-own option with them. We are really excited to have our own facility full-time now. We feel like the shackles have been taken off and we are free to finally be involved in ministry throughout the week. Most notably we have started a Sunday evening Bible study for junior high through adults.

“We can testify that buildings are not the answer to all the problems churches face. But we have noticed a shift in attitude toward the church in our community as we now have our own place to call home. It is exciting to see what God has done through this congregation for the last six-and-a-half years and we are anxious to see what He does with us in the future.“