In December of 2006, 5 people, who would later be called Resonate Church, started meeting in a coffee shop in Pullman, WA. For 9 months we continued to gather and invite people to what we were calling "The Resonate Sessions." Each week we shared a meal together and opened the Scriptures to dream about what church could be. We told people, "If what we're talking about 'resonates' with you, please stick around." That gathering grew from 5 to 50.
On August 19th, 2007, Resonate Church had its first large group public worship gathering. We launched with the mission of reaching college students at Washington State University and the University of Idaho. In August of 2008, we started a service in Moscow, ID, closer to the U of I students.
We now have sites at Washington State University, University of Idaho, Central Washington University, Eastern Washington University, and the University of Oregon, and we are preparing to plant at Western Oregon University this fall. In our first 10 years, God has given us grace and favor beyond our expectation. We have seen students come to Christ and have been able to celebrate over 700 baptisms.
We're grateful for what God has done, but we press on knowing there is still much work to do. Currently there are 21 million college students in America and we are confident God wants us to play our part in reaching them with the rescue of Jesus.
In celebration of our 10th year, we are telling the story of Resonate and what God has done in our midst. Follow along here.
Resonate Church exists to connect the Gospel to people, people to community, and community to mission.
Our vision is to become an urgent, multiplying, collegiate church planting movement planting 21 churches by the year 2021. To read more about what God is doing through Resonate to start this movement, read more about 21x21.