by Adventist Record, and Adventist Review
A “pop-up” church service held on November 3, 2018, at a community center in Adelaide, South Australia, was well-attended and generated plenty of discussions, according to organizers. The initiative was created by members of a church plant that grew out of Elizabeth Seventh-day Adventist Church and is aimed at reaching the growing northern suburbs around Munno Para West, the second-fastest-growing suburb in Adelaide over the past 10 years.
According to Elizabeth church pastor Matthew Hunter, the idea of the pop-up service is to give people a taste of the format, location, and meeting time for the new church plant, named New Life Adventist Church, which is planned to officially launch by mid-2019.
Held on Sabbath afternoon at the John McVeity Center in Smithfield Plains, the pop-up was attended by about 60 people, including six members of the local community.
“The format was intended to be focused and welcoming and to make it easy for new people to church to feel comfortable and be able to get the most out of the service,” Hunter said.