The Church Basement

So, in Michigan, where I went to college and actually kind of all over, we had these big churches.  Many of them had huge, beautiful, multipurpose rooms that were used for any variety of activities.  Basically, gymnasiums in churches where you could play full court basketball or host a 300 person wedding reception.  They were pretty fantastic.

However, serving in ministry in a church that is over a hundred years old, in a town that is close to three hundred years old, things look a little different.  There aren’t a whole lot of huge church buildings out here, much less churches that have their own huge multipurpose rooms, so we make do with what we have.  And what we have at Eastport Bible Church, is the church basement.


At any given moment throughout the week, our church basement is filled.


We have four children and youth programs that meet throughout the week.


With the best kids around, I might add.


And while it’s not a huge space, we definitely make it work.


And the kids don’t seem to mind at all.


For youth group, many nights, we have access to the gym at the school down the street.  But last night, we had a black out date and weren’t able to use it.  So we gathered together this group of amazing teens and played our games in the church basement.


By the way, dodgeball pictures are just funny.  They are always a little blurry and always quite animated.

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Last night, we had this sweet family join us for youth group.  Glynn Chambers and his wonderful family came to encourage our teens and we were so happy to have them there.


In addition to dodgeball, we also enjoyed an Easter Egg hunt around the church.

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It was fun and a great success.

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All in all, this post was of course, to show off some of our amazing kids and the students that you’ll find hanging out in the church basement on any given night.  Sure, there are time that it would be nice to have a bigger space, but all in all, we do pretty well and it’s always a welcome sight to see so many wonderful people in the church basement.


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I love Jesus, my Youth Pastor Husband and our two beautiful children. I'm a professional photographer and I love people, especially kids. My best days include time with my family, Hot Yoga and a Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream cone.

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