In booming Austin, Texas, churches struggle to keep pace with the city's growth
from Faith & Leadership
On a bright February Sunday morning, cars circled a packed parking lot at Covenant Presbyterian Church in central Austin, Texas. The second of four services — three traditional, one contemporary — was about to get underway. Visitor and new member coordinator Amy Skaggs offered coffee, doughnuts and kolaches to newcomers. Within the hour, more than 40 people would take membership vows in a basement classroom. In the last five years, Covenant has grown by 500 members.
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