A Colorado megachurch’s Hispanic congregation is seeing immense growth, so much so that they will be adding another Sunday service for them to meet.
New Life Church of Colorado Springs’ Nueva Vida congregation will begin to offer an additional worship service starting this coming Sunday.
Brady Boyd, senior pastor of New Life Church, told The Christian Post that having to add a second service was “really phenomenal” and testified to the “obviously great leadership” for the Spanish-speaking congregation.
“Tons of new people flooding into the church right now,” noted Boyd, who explained that in addition to Latinos, “English-speaking people are showing up there, which is a new phenomenon for them.”
In addition to crediting the Nueva Vida leadership, Boyd also told CP that he felt a contributing factor to the congregation’s increasing size was a “spiritual hunger” developing within the Hispanic community, especially in light of uncertainty of current political developments. Illegal immigrants are currently fearing deportation following President Donald Trump’s directives to strengthen immigration enforcement guidelines.
“Nueva Vida is about 30 percent documented, legal citizens and about 60 to 70 percent [who are] in some kind of process, they may be here without a green card, they may be in the process, so they’re undocumented,” explained Boyd.
“I think a lot of the anxiety and a lot of the uncertainty is adding to their spiritual hunger right now and we’re honored that we’re able to minister to them and to pastor them and they’re flooding into the church.”
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SOURCE: The Christian Post