This Sunday my family and I had the privilege of attending CHURCH in a THEATER. Victory Church is a Non-Denominational church located in the Greenfield Corporate Center in Lancaster, PA. I have had the opportunity to experience their services at their main campus in the past and one thing that is very evident is that they are committed to reaching as many people as possible for Jesus Christ. Few things excite me more than seeing a church with a big vision and Victory is such a church.
Beginning April 3 Victory Church is starting a Satellite Campus at the Penn Cinema in Lititz, PA. Currently they are doing what you could call "dry runs" to work out all of the kinks before their official launch on April 3. Since we are leaving for Michigan later this week and will not be here come April 3, we were graciously extended an invitation to attend this Sunday's "dry run."
So what does CHURCH in a THEATER look like? There was a live band that led in some very exciting and genuine worship. There was a Children's Program offered in a separate theater. There is a campus pastor who "emcees" the service. But the main message is a video simulcast on the big screen from their main campus in Lancaster. Now that is what I call preaching that is "Larger than Life!" It was a bit early for popcorn (though they did take up the offering in popcorn buckets) but there was coffee available and a cafe with donuts and other breakfast drinks.
I can only describe our worship experience at the theater Sunday with one word - AWESOME! The staff and volunteers are outstanding people. The service was nothing short of powerful. It made no difference at all that you were watching the message on a screen. Pastor Curt (affectionately called P.C.) gave an amazing message that impacted every person watching in the theater in a very real and practical way. Again, the entire morning was simply AWESOME!
So if you live anywhere near the Penn Cinema in Lititz, PA and are not already committed to a local Church, you may want to check out CHURCH in a THEATER at Victory's Satellite Campus which begins Sunday, April 3 at 9am.