"More Than a Tenant" – AG News

When startup churches rent school buildings for Sunday services, the relationship can be anywhere from cordial to frosty.

Thad Huff, pastor of Open Life Church outside Tacoma, Washington, vividly recalls meeting with an elementary school principal and two assistants in 2010.

“I wasn’t asking to rent, since we were already meeting in a theater,” Huff says. “I just wanted to explore how we could help the school.”

Huff told Laurie Dent, who now is the Sumner School District superintendent, that Open Life would like to partner strategically with the school, and perhaps help plug some budget gaps...