Church moves on — with A Simple Faith

Published: Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 09:54 AM.

"We are thrilled to be in a position to offer Simple Faith a 'more permanent' location," Wilson told The Sun. "Individuals from both congregations have known each other, and some have been friends, for years."  

Members of Simple Faith are eager for the move and the church will be able to have ministries during the week and upgrade space for children’s church.

When Simple Faith began, they wanted to create a safe space where people could simply ‘Worship God, Follow Jesus, and Serve Others.’

That has become the church’s mission and motto.

“We chose to emphasize this mission at the expense of other things, such as buildings, organizational marathons, labor-draining programs, or marketing campaigns,” McBrayer said. “And we chose to open our doors to those who might not be able to find a faith community somewhere else — not that what others are doing is wrong, but because some people are so beat up, beat down, exhausted or damaged that they just can’t ‘fit’ in some other places.”

With its unique approach, and often "appearing chaotic or even irreverent to some," Simple Faith is comfortable with their reputation.

“We know we don’t always do things that are expected or usual, and we are ragged around the edges,” McBrayer said. “We’re comfortable with that so long as those who have no other faith community with which to engage feel welcome.”

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