For the last several years, City on a Hill Church has been looking for an office space. The church wanted to have a physical presence in the community and place to meet during the week.
Several weeks ago, prayers were answered when the church opened an office space in the Waterford Commons building. Pastor Bruce Bentley said they are excited to have a home base.
The congregation meets at 10 a.m. Sunday mornings at the Steeple Center. Bentley said the Steeple Center has been a great place to meet for worship, but the church can only use the city owned building Sunday mornings.
"There were limitations just to being able to function," said Bentley.
The new space will allow church members a common area to run weekday groups and various events. Additionally, Bentley, who has been working from Caribou Coffee, will have a space to meet privately with people. Although he said he will continue to be at Caribou, too.
The church mission is "intentionally investing our lives with others by living the gospel of Christ." Bentley said he feels having a permanent space will help pose the church to move forward with that goal.
"It's a blessing and fits perfectly with our mission," said Bentley.
City On A Hill Church started in 2011. Bentley said the church has seen steady growth. The missional ministry aims to be part of people's lives through community and by living the Gospel.
"Things are looking good. We're seeing new people come," said Bentley.
The only issue with the new space is that at 1,200 sq. ft. it's actually too big for their needs. Bentley said they are looking to sublease some of the space.