Indiana Church Gives Old Brewery New Life

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Each year, a growing number of churches are forced to close their doors and sell the building to the nearby franchise restaurant, store or even bar.

But in Evansville, Ind., the opposite is true. One Life Church is transforming an old brewery into their new house of worship.

The church, which is known locally for it's "come as you are" attitude, already has one location in a shopping center in Henderson, Ky.

Leaders say the brewery is the perfect building. The facility is large enough for a growing congregation and they hope it will be a symbol of rejuvenation for the community.

"Several months went by and [we thought], 'Are we ever gonna find a place?'" one church leader recalled.

"For us to be able to come in and give [this brewery] a new purpose and meaning, and take something that's old and abandoned and bring life to it -- it's just exciting," he added.

"In fact, one of our worship teams has taken on the name 'On Tap' because we believe God's going to do some incredible things through His spirit here in this place," Trey McClain, a campus pastor for One Life Church, said.

Renovations for the brewery turned church building will be done by volunteers. One Life Church-West plans to open August 19.

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