Year-end Anchor Church update marked by growth and partnership

A shot from a recent preview gathering at Anchor Church.

A shot from a recent preview gathering at Anchor Church.

We're celebrating alongside Anchor Church for the first 6 months of their life in Tacoma, Washington. Here are a few quick details about how the church continues to grow:

    50+ people (so far) have signed a covenant expressing their commitment to Anchor – that's up from 20 when their first weekly Sunday evening meetings began

    • Anchor currently has four "Anchor Groups", with the hopes of growing to six in January
    • A friendship is developing between Anchor and Young Life; YL recently held their 'All City Club" at Anchor Church
    • Renovations on the building continue; next steps are installing carpet and new A/V equipment
    • January will hold Anchor's first "Preview Gathering" to show neighboring community members what Anchor is all about, and what it will be once it officially launches
    Anchor renovations
    Anchor renovations

    Anchor is thankful for your continued support, and invites everyone to their preview gathering, January 28th, 10am.

    New Ground (Clarkston, WA) and The Living Room (Central Point, OR) begin weekly gatherings

    Bill Creutzberg, Lead Planter

    Bill Creutzberg, Lead Planter

    New Ground Alliance Church in Clarkston, Washington (lead planter Bill Creutzberg), held their first weekly gathering in late September and one hundred people attended. The church is particularly excited that there were thirty kids in their youth ministry.

    New Ground Alliance Church is a church planting project from the East Side Network (Paul Smith, Crosspoint Alliance Church; Rod Cosgrove, Garland Avenue Alliance Church; Terry Gugger, Orofino Community Church).

    Taken at one of The Living Room's neighborhood BBQ events

    Taken at one of The Living Room's neighborhood BBQ events

    The Living Room in Central Point, Oregon (lead planter Dan Gregory), held their first weekly gathering on October 1, after core team meetings and neighborhood BBQ events. They welcomed 79 people through its doors (64 adults and 15 littles).

    The Living Room is a church planting project from the Southern Oregon Network (Brian Crawford, Alliance Community Church; Lee Gregory, The Medford Neighborhood Church; Nathan Goble, Roseburg Alliance Church; Jeff Paschall, Journey Roseburg; Tim Skelly, Green Community Church; Glen Zimmerman, Eugene C&MA Church; Pieter Theron, South Umpqua Community Church; Joe Skladany, Veneta Alliance Church).