Just a Chair: 259

Church Name:

Central Avenue United Methodist Church, Athens, Foothills

Lead Pastor:

Rev.  Paul Risler

How did you use this video and story?

This video was part of a capital campaign called "Just A Chair" that was meant to fund the renovation of an old warehouse in Athens, Ohio for use as second worship site for Central Avenue  Church. We wanted to highlight the truth that simply being offered a place to come to church can be a crucial first step in God's work in our lives. The idea took shape that – sure – maybe you were just funding the purchase of a chair or some paint and drywall for a building, but what you were really doing was giving someone the gift of opportunity to hear the gospel and be a part of a vibrant body of believers.

We showed this video and others like it over the course of several months to promote the vision of outreach behind our second site project, "Just A Chair". The video played during weekend worship services, was placed front page on a website we created – – and was promoted as much as possible through our social media networks.

Video Credits:


Kyle Fadely


Jake Householder


Thinking Loudly by El Ten Eleven


Jake Householder

Laura Meyers

Alan & Kateri McMillan

Geoff Osterland