Real Life Church moves to new location – The Daily Evergreen
The new site will allow more awareness, support for the community
Real Life Church is moving to a new permanent location on South Grand Avenue in Pullman.
Since the church began in Pullman over ten years ago, services have been held at temporary locations such as the Schweitzer Engineering Laboratory Event Center, WSU’s Daggy Hall, and Colfax Methodist Church, a said Senior Pastor Thad DeBuhr.
Church leaders had been looking for the right location for about five years before deciding on this particular property, DeBuhr said.
The biggest draw of the new property is its location and visibility to the community, he said.
“The dream is for the building to become a tool to help us connect with people in the community to reach out and serve,” DeBuhr said.
Youth pastor Corban Lambert said he was very excited to have a place to which Real Life Church belongs.
“It will be good to have a house, to have everything set up in a place that we can call our own,” he said.
There is a group of volunteers who set up for services every Sunday. With the new location, they won’t have to take more time before and after church to organize and clean up, he said.
Lambert said members were excited about the move. There were many cheers from the members when the move was announced.
DeBuhr said he wanted the church to be more than just a “weekend destination” for members.
“There will be things like clothes swaps or an evening fitness class and all kinds of things to make the place a place all week,” he said.
The church looks forward to being able to participate in more community outreach, DeBuhr said.
“We are very happy to be able to offer a lot more support to the students and to the university ministry,” he said.
DeBuhr said the church is working to build a stronger counseling team and will organize outreach events and activities. There are also plans to have a cafe inside the church where DeBuhr hopes to host study events for students.
“We dream of doing things where we do late at night, open until two in the morning, types of transactions on weekends,” he said, “or even a dead week, we [be open] 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for a few days if someone needs to come in and have some caffeine, tune in for WiFi, all that. “
Barely a week after construction began on the new location, DeBuhr said he hoped everything was working for a grand opening by September.