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Indiana congregation gets church building constructed in 24 hours

A young Pentecostal congregation that launched three years ago in Indiana had their church building constructed in just 24 hours last week as part of the "Church in a Day" project.

Michael Faulk, pastor at New Life Church in Cumberland whose congregation started in April 2013, told The Christian Post that the "walls went up" on Thursday morning and "24 hours later the building was complete with carpet and paint." On Friday the church spent the day "moving into and decorating our new facility."

"Having a permanent location within our community will allow us to move forward with reaching our community. It will also allow us to expand our ministry to areas that were previously not possible within the confines of our rented space," said Faulk.

"Our building is designed to be a part of a multi-phase building project. During our design phase, we were able to build infrastructure that will be needed as we grow and additional phases are needed."

Faulk also told CP that the endeavor involved approximately 350 volunteers connected to the Church in a Day program, a ministry overseen by the United Pentecostal Church International and North American Missions, noting that New Life is "the ninth CIAD recipient church in Indiana since its inception locally in 2003."

According to its website, New Life Church purchased the property that became their new site in 2015, with the 4.5-acre property being located just north of US-40.

"This will provide space for worship, Sunday school rooms, fellowship, and ultimately a welcoming place for those looking to further their relationship with Christ," explained the site.

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