With continued growth and demand for their ministry, Church of the Highlands, Alabama’s largest church, launched their first out of state campus in Columbus, Georgia, just 45 minutes away from another campus it expects to launch in Auburn, Alabama, on Sunday.
“We are one church that meets in locations all across the great state of Alabama and now just across the border in Columbus in the Phenix City, Alabama, area,” founding Pastor Chris Hodges first announced in his Aug. 11 sermon.
The expansion, according to the leader of the 18-year-old megachurch, comes as the church continues to ground its ministry in prayer through a program called “21 Days of Prayer” which the church engages in twice a year. Its current prayer effort started on Aug. 4 and will end on Aug. 24.
“Honestly, I was telling our team, it just kinda shows the spiritual hunger that is out there. People are looking for something real and they are looking not to connect with a church but to connect with a very living God and we’re having an amazing time,” Hodges said of the excitement for the prayer effort in his Aug. 11, sermon when the Columbus campus was launched.
Church of the Highlands Associate Pastor Dino Rizzo also announced the Columbus launch in the Aug. 18 service and said things have been going well.
“We launched our Columbus campus last weekend and heard great reports of what God is doing,” he told congregants of the megachurch.
Kyle Jackson, the campus pastor for Church of the Highlands in Columbus, said in a welcome video that the Columbus campus evolved from small groups meeting for prayer.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Leonardo Blair