LAS VEGAS – For those churches which were experiencing strongly growing congregations prior to March, moving forward is still on schedule.
At Hope Church, growth has been so significant, that in 2019, the church moved to add a fourth weekly service. With that additional service, average weekly congregation numbers grew by about 600. Overall, its weekly average attendance rose to around 4,000 across the four services, according to Creative Producer Micah Ogle.
Those numbers, though, shed light to a growing issue – the church was hosting each service in a 900-seat auditorium. “People were coming to our church, and there was not enough space,” added Ogle.
To alleviate the crunch, Hope began work on a new worship center with Stark Raving Solutions, based in Lenexa, Kansas. The new facility seats up to 1,700.