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Good Times at 2|42 Community

2|42 Community Church - #8 Fastest-Growing Church When some people think of church, they don’t associate it with fun. So 2|42 Community Church wants to change that.


“We believe serving God can be a blast,” says Lead Pastor David Dummitt. “We take the mission of God very seriously, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously.”

That image begins with the church’s building, a former athletic club transformed into not only a house of worship but a 95,000-square-foot community center with an indoor soccer field, fitness rooms, café with three-story kids’ playscape, arts school, preschool and performance spaces. The church’s Free Stuff Van—a mobile block party—drives around town giving away treats, and it’s not unusual to find an indoor camp out or movie night on the church calendar.

“We said from the beginning that we want to be the kind of church that if our doors closed tomorrow, the community would miss us,” Dummitt says.

As reported in by Christy Scannell.  Lead Pastor Dave Dummitt also serves as a NewThing Network Leader.

2|42 COMMUNITY CHURCH Brighton, Mich. Lead Pastor: David Dummitt Twitter: @242Community Website: Founded: 2005 Attendance: 2,446 Growth in 2012: +933 (62%)