Danny Bennet: Santa Cruz Hope - Skaters, Surfers and Innovative Church Plants
Season 3, Ep. 50289
This is the first of three podcasts featuring my good friend, Danny Bennett.Danny and Jenny planted Hope Church in Santa Cruz a decade ago. A congregation of surfers and skaters, eventually turned a church auditorium into an indoor skate park that hosts a church gathering on Sundays.But, that's for episode two. The interview started with their church plant in Portland, Oregon. Beginning at the onset of COVID, this congregation (led by the man who helped bring Danny to Jesus) was forced to innovate. Just over a year old, they now meet, online, in Portland, Stockholm Sweden and Huntington Beach, CA. They, along with Danny were "gifted" a debt-free church campus. If you struggle with giving, trusting Jesus during tough times, etc., this podcast is for you. You won't want to miss the next two episodes, either. Hope Church in Santa Cruz was also gifted two church campuses. They gut the buildings, build indoor skate ramps and basketball courts to better serve the youth in the community. Those spaces double for congregational meeting space on weekends. This series is a dream for church planters and other innovative leaders.Catch Danny, Jenny and their team by CLICKING HERE.