New mission can rejuvenate churches
When the youth at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Davenport, Iowa, walked seven times around an empty building that had once held a furniture store and prayed for a skateboard ministry, church member Bill Porter said he couldn’t see how the church could afford it. “The kids thought anything was possible,” Porter said. Turned out they were right. Pennie Kellenberger, now director of The Center, which houses SkateChurch and other ministries, said teenagers from the neighborhood who were hanging out in the church parking lot were nervous about going inside St. John’s.
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