Create Church Launches “Lunch Hour Church”

CHAMPLIN, Minn. - [DATE] - Create Church Community is excited to announce the launch of “Lunch Hour Church,” a church experiment that will meet at the Champlin Pizza Ranch over the lunch hour on Wednesdays beginning in June.     

"A lot of people who would like to be part of a church either work or are unavailable on the weekends,” said Lunch Hour Church founder Mark Zubert. “There are others who are looking for either a less religious or less theater-like experience for church.”

On Good Friday, Lunch Hour Church held its first experimental service. Forty-five enthusiastic people participated in the 50-minute service which featured music and discussion while attendees dined.

Regarding the Good Friday service, participant Doug Wood said, “I wasn’t sure what Lunch Hour Church was going to be like, but I liked everything about it. The church must continue to go public outside of the four walls, and Lunch Hour Church is a great example of this.”

Zubert says an informal lunch service seems to fit what some people are looking for but are not finding in typical church settings. "Most people I talk to like pizza, like being with friends, and like Jesus. Why not enjoy all three at the same time?"

Limited free tickets are available now at Discounted tickets are also available for $6.99 per person.

Lunch Hour Church is a part of Create Church Community, an informal church that believes that the people are the church, and it is most enjoyable seeking Jesus together in a relaxed social atmosphere. Create Church Community ( also meets as families on Sunday nights at Champlin Pizza Ranch and at Andrew’s Park in Champlin starting in mid-June.