Easter with Fountain Springs Church

Fountain Springs EasterRAPID CITY, S.D.- “Easter is full of hope. It’s full of joy. It’s full of excitement,” says Fountain Springs Church Lead Pastor David Kinnan. “It’s the best news possible no matter what’s going on in your life, because it shows you that if it’s great, if it’s not, you have hope.”

“It’s a celebration of the last week of Jesus dying for us and then coming to back to life for us, literally resurrecting. And so that’s why that’s a big deal. And so we celebrate it, we remember it, we focus on it all year long. But this is the moment that we lock it into the calendar and say, this is a big deal.”

Fountain Springs services fill up quickly, so you’ll need to reserve a seat at the time of your choice.

“All you got to do is go online to our website or our app and reserve a seat. You get a ticket, it’s all free, but it allows you to reserve a seat so you know that you have one and your friends have one.”

Pastor Kinnan says he focuses on creating an atmosphere of kindness all year long. Those entering his church should feel the same hope that Easter celebrates.

“I know this might sound weird as a pastor, but I grew up not knowing if I should be a part of church. And I didn’t want to lead a church that was boring, but also that where people weren’t welcome. And so our church, one of our mantras, one of the things that we say all the time is that anyone and everyone is welcome. So we make no assumptions of anyone. We believe it and we say it and we live it, that no matter who you are or where you come from, what you’re about, what you did last night, anything like that, you are welcome. And we will make sure that we greet you and help answer any questions you might have and let you know that we do genuinely love you.”

For those who choose to attend a Fountain Springs service, there are plenty of options.

“We have multiple locations in Rapid City. One on the west side of town near the Coca-Cola plant and then on the east side near the fairgrounds. We also have an online location that we talk about because some folks are not able to actually make it out yet or aren’t comfortable. So we have all those options. Plus on TV for people to choose from multiple services multiple times, whatever meets people’s needs on where they’re going and what they’re doing.”

Kids are welcome too.

“We have an experience for the whole family. So most of the adults go into the auditorium, but we have what’s called a kid’s ministry. So kids as young as six weeks old all the way through fifth grade, we have a special service just for them in the same facilities, where it’ll be relevant to them. They have lots of fun, play games and sing, and they really enjoy it. So you can bring your kids, you can bring your teenagers. And of course, you can bring your friends. And we’ll make sure that there’s a space, a place, parking spot, a seat for anyone and everyone that wants to be a part of it.”

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