BROKEN BOW—After nearly two years in the making, a Grand Island-based church has recently opened a branch in Broken Bow. The former First Christian Church at 831 Buffalo Run Road has now transitioned into the Broken Bow campus of Third City Christian Church.
The new church joined the Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce on Thursday afternoon to celebrate the transition as well as the renovated sanctuary and entryway. Serving approximately 1,800 people in Grand Island, Third City Lead Minister Scott Jones said the church is looking forward to reaching out into other communities.
“This is our first attempt to expand the church footage to a place like Broken Bow. We’re very excited about being here,” Jones continued. “We feel like Broken Bow has a lot in common with Grand Island and how the church is in Grand Island. We believe this will be a real positive influence in our community in Broken Bow.”
Doren Michael will serve as the Broken Bow campus minister and will coordinate local activities. He and his wife Carolyn, who works as the financial manager at the church, have attended Third City in Grand Island for 18 years.
“I’ll be serving the local community in terms of ministerial needs, a lot of administrative things here, you know things like wellness visits and any kind of local activities I’ll be coordinating those here,” Doren Michael said.
Doren Michael told KCNI/KBBN Third City is not trying to take people from other nearby churches, but are excited to offer something different in Broken Bow. He hopes to project the same energy and enthusiasm found in Grand Island on Sunday mornings.
“I think it’s fantastic because it’s another opportunity for us to reach out into a different area,” Doren Michael added.
Third City Christian Church held its first service in Broken Bow on October 13 with 145 people in attendance. Worship is at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday mornings at 831 Buffalo Run Road. Call 308-767-2017 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.