In September of 1970, ten
believers from different Christian backgrounds believed that the Lord
was leading them to meet together according to the principle of oneness
set forth in the New Testament. They met together in a home and told
the Lord: "All that we are, all that we have, and all that we will ever
be is for Christ and the church." With that consecration they began to
meet together in a simple way as the church in Spokane.
Some were middle-aged, working in established businesses; some were
young and just beginning their careers. But all were seriously seeking
the Lord's will for their lives. Their meetings focused on knowing the
Lord's word and His person. The Lord began to add other seekers, mostly
college students. In 1972-1973, there was a large increase of members
in the meetings. Every Friday night they held a gospel dinner meeting
with as many as fifty new college students attending. By the end of
1973, around seventy members were regularly meeting in the church with
most under the age of twenty-five. As the number of members increased,
the meetings moved from the home where they started to various rented
halls, and finally to the building which we constructed in 1975 at the
The Lord has not only gained many seekers to stand for His testimony in
Spokane, but has also touched many for the spread and strengthening of
the church life in other cities. In 1976, some moved to Pullman, where
they now meet as the church in Pullman. Others have moved to various
localities such as Boise, Seattle, Bellevue, Eugene, Portland, and
Anaheim. Still others are serving or have served as workers in Russia,
the Ukraine, Latvia, Albania and Greece.
The Lord has continually blessed the church in Spokane with new
members. The current attendance is about 110 on a Lord's Day morning.
Since 1985, due to our increased desire to share the gospel, we started
visiting our community. Going out in teams of three, the church has
contacted many homes and families with the gospel of the Lord Jesus,
and many have been helped to know and grow in the Lord. Many home
meetings are being held around the city to allow the hungry seekers to
get into the Lord's Word and to know His heart.
Our meetings are filled with the rich enjoyment of Christ, overflowing
from our experience of Him in our daily lives. We encourage each other
to spend time daily with the Lord in His Word, and to seek for Christ
to have the preeminence in all things. This daily living overflows into
our meetings and even becomes the content of our meetings. We all bring
the portion of the Lord we have experienced and enjoyed to share with
the other members. Our meetings are a feast upon the riches of Christ,
a rich satisfaction to the Lord and to us. All are welcome to come and
enjoy the Lord with us.
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