This past Friday we spent the morning with Gary and Kim Treichler in Dublin, Ohio, which is near Columbus. Gary serves as an assistant pastor of Vista Community Church. Vista is not an SRC church plant, but Gary served for 11 years as the Small groups and Executive Pastor at SRC. We were joined at breakfast by Mike and Tammy Smith, Mike is the senior pastor of Vista. They were gearing up for a big weekend, Vista opened up their second site on Sunday. The church has outgrown the school where they currently meet, and decided to hold a second service in a local movie theater nearby.
Vista is a church on the move, they own three used Uhaul trucks, and move their church into the school and movie theater every Sunday morning. It takes a huge commitment from lots of volunteers. Vista is a growing church and with Gary's leadership in small groups and discipleship groups, they are growing deep as well as in numbers.
Vista is also getting involved in planting churches in Kenya. They have a great movement leader and have committed to partnering to plant many churches in Africa. Please keep the Treichlers and Smiths in your prayers as they continue to reach their community for Christ.
After our time in Ohio, we headed to Chicago. More on that tomorrow!