• Local Christian community growing
    March 22,2013

    Something major is happening in central Vermont which you won’t find reported on in our local news. In early October, 1,400 women came to the Barre Aud and devoted an entire day to an evangelical Christian teaching conference with Jennifer Rothchild and Stormie Omartian. That was followed later in October with a worship singing experience led by evangelical Christian singer-songwriter Chris Tomlin, who has written or co-written 128 songs used in worship by churches around the world. And 1,400 people joined Tomlin in that spirited singing at the Barre Aud.

    Recently 3,600 people came to the Norwich campus March 15 for a concert by the evangelical Christian and Grammy-winning band Casting Crowns. No other location in central Vermont was large enough to host this evening event. (This may be the largest Christian meeting in central Vermont history. Any knowledge of larger ones from readers is appreciated.)

    While national headlines proclaim Vermont the most secular state in the union (Gallup 2012), the Bible-believing Christian community in central Vermont, especially in the greater Barre area, has been growing much more than people realize.

    Neal Laybourne


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