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CHANDLER, AZ -- The Crossing Community Church believes it's "ruining a perfectly good excuse" for not going to church: high gas prices. And people are taking notice.
Throughout the month of May, the 7-month-old church gave away $10 gas cards to first-time visitors. The first Sunday after the offer began, seven new families came to visit the church, and every Sunday after that has garnered about 20 new families, bringing the congregation size from its normal 85 or 90 to about 140.
"We've received a lot of real positive feedback," Lead Pastor Mike Harper, 45, says....