A church and center creating space for community, transformation, and impact.
We envision Essence Place to be both a church and a community center. We began by offering interest meetings and gatherings in our home. From the start our focus has been building relationships and integrating our family into the community.
In short, we desire to not just be a part of the community, but to belong to the community. This has been the starting place for our Launch Team, and has allowed us to begin to see growth.
We have begun to establish a presence in our local neighborhood through the weekly rental of Charter Oak International Academy, for our Sunday worship gatherings.
Initially, Essence Place is operating in partnership with both Southern New England Ministry Network and Reach Northeast Network.
Through this partnership, the 501c3 status for Essence Place has been obtained. The long-term goal (future-oriented) is to also pursue a separate 501c3 for the non-profit center (Essence Center).
Together, Essence Place and Essence Center will work together to impact and care for the West Hartford community. For the present, the church and center will operate simultaneously through Essence Place.
We believe that when the power of community and inward transformation takes place, a vibrant outward impact will follow. We cannot wait to see amazing things happen as we step out in faith, and pursue this vision!
Brad and Christan Causey
West Hartford, CT