How can a church respond to hunger – not only spiritual, but physical – in its community? In May 2013, a vision to transform an unused grassy lot at Central…
Churches who ask that God would bring people to their door may be surprised by how their prayer is answered. In the midst of dealing with the aftermath of a collapsed floor in their sanctuary, Central Heights Church leaders in Abbotsford, B.C., learned the nearby McCallum interchange would be expanded and relocated, bringing a roundabout very close to the church building.
For the people of Abbotsford’s Central Heights Church, it was a special thanksgiving service on June 27. It marked the end of two hard years since the floor collapsed at the front of their sanctuary during a full-house Starfield concert, Apr. 25, 2008.
To senior pastor Chris Douglas, it seems as if God had been preparing Central Heights to handle the aftermath. Just as the band Starfield was into its second number before some 1,200 fans, a 25-by-25-foot area collapsed, dropping people, heavy church pews, equipment, and building materials into the hole and onto the concrete one storey below.