Church Plant focus: St. Alexis, Jackson, MS

USA Today has an article focusing on church plants that begin in non-traditional places. Rather than starting with a building, new churches start with community. Still needing a place to meet, they opt for schools, movie theatres, warehouses and tattoo parlors. The article includes a focus on St. Alexis Episcopal Church, planted in 2006 in Jackson, Missouri. The church is the diocese's first church plant since the 1960s!

From the article:

The building they picked most recently housed a furniture store. The congregation renovated the structure, which was built in the 1920s, but the goal was to keep the industrial look — exposed brick, high ceilings.

"We didn't want for it to look like a church," Culpepper said.

St. Alexis member Nic Torrence, 26, of Jackson said he came to the church with a friend a few years ago, not really knowing what to expect.

"It wasn't anything like the other churches I had known," he said. "What we do is different. It's informal in a lot of ways, and it's very welcoming."

Read the whole article.

Visit the St. Alexis Episcopal Church website.

Last Updated (Thursday, 09 February 2012 12:31)


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