New Haven, Conn. Church Launches in Local Bar

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The church is the body made up of its members, not the actual church building. One Connecticut church put that statement to the test on Sunday.

Frontline City Church of New Haven held their Easter services in a somewhat unconventional location -- a bar.

Pastor Justin Kendrick used the Easter celebration as a platform to launch the new church. He says he knows having a service in the bar isn't the norm, but that's the point.

"The Bible never talks about what the building should look like, so we're open to meet everywhere and anywhere for God's glory," he explained.

"It breaks down a lot of barriers that people are used to at church. There's a lot of judgment, and not a lot of grace. This is just a place that's welcome to everybody. It's a place that people may have come last night, and now they're coming into the doors this morning," church member Ed Downing said.

Kendrick says that even though meeting in a bar is a new approach, he hopes is brings about the traditional spirit of community.

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