In 2015, the leadership of York Alliance Church felt a strong calling to investigate the opportunity to plant a church on the east-side of York City in the community surrounding Albemarle Park.
Over the course of the next several years, the church engaged the local community through a series of events. They began to develop relationships with the people of this neighborhood through movie nights, block parties, National Night Out, yard sales, concerts, and back-to-school give-a-ways. Although these events were well received, they didn’t strengthen the depth of these relationships. In 2017, the church decided to invest in this community on a deeper level and asked the City if they could host a summer camp for kids that mirrored city camps in other parts of the city but unavailable in this community due to funding. The City supportively agreed and the first Albemarle Park Kids Camp was born. As relationships in the local community grew the recognition for the need of the Gospel grew as well. At a board meeting in October of 2018, the leadership of York Alliance decided that God was leading them to plant a multiethnic church in this neighborhood and committed resources and time to this endeavor. They believed that the community needed a multiethnic expression of the Gospel that reflected the ethnic makeup of the community. Over the next year, God raised up a multiethnic leadership team and a core plant team that would commit to launching services in April of 2020. God continues to lead the way as we follow Him in what He is doing in the City of York!