A new kind of service
by Rachel Davis
Aug 06, 2012 | 3020 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Last Wednesday, more than 60 people attended a new kind of worship service at Gathering Ministries Family Church. The first Wednesday of each month, at 7 p.m., the church will now be offering an Epic Service aimed at people 25 years and younger. The ministry is led by Gathering Ministries’ pastor Allen Bailey and guest speaker Zachary Bigley.

“It was a pretty amazing service and we look forward to it becoming a part of out regular worship,” Bailey said. “It seems to be something that is really needed around here.”

The church, located in a former bingo hall near the Warrior River Bridge, has been worshipping together for about a year, and around the first of this year, Bailey felt he was being led to add a new faucet to the ministry. He spent 30 days in prayer about it before taking the idea to Bigley, who spent another two weeks praying about the idea. Then men got together and decided to move forward with plans for the service.

The nondenominational services, which are much like services such as the Ramp and the Basement offered in other areas, is not strictly limited to the 25 and under crowd.

“The age limit is just to show what kind of service it is,” Bailey said.

The service is open to anyone in the community, and Bailey hopes many people in the area will join in at the next services, which will be held at 7 p.m. on Sept. 5 at the church.

Bailey also said that they hope to grow the services to include young musicians and other talents to give gifted young people a place to show off their talent and get a positive start using those talents.

“We want this to be an avenue for that,” Bailey said.

For more information, visit Gathering Ministries Family Church on the web at www.igather.tv or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GatheringMinistriesFamilyChurch. They can also be reached by phone at (205)384-5929.