When a Church Meets in a Factory

LifeQuest Church (RCA) meets in the Integrated Fabric Resource (IFR) factory in Zeeland, Michigan. And the unconventional location isn’t the only unusual thing about the church’s arrangement with IFR.

When LifeQuest asked the company president about moving into his building, he came back to them with a request of his own.

“His comment was that he had been looking for a chaplain, but he didn’t have the cash to pay one,” says Toby Gruppen, LifeQuest’s pastor. “So he said, ‘How about we trade space for chaplaincy?’”

In return for meeting space, Gruppen now serves as chaplain to about 250 people.

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Bruce is a retired pastor and former Director of Evangelism in the Reformed Church in America now living in Phoenix, Arizona. He is the RCA's representative to Evangelism Connections and serves as Managing Editor of this Web site.

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