FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Some business people in downtown Fort Worth aren’t waiting until Sunday to go to church.

Once a week Pastor Tim Woody offers a lunchtime service at Marketplace Church. There’s even incentive to take the spiritual break.

“We know that if we offer food it makes it a whole lot easier,” explained Woody. “They can come right out of the high-rises, have lunch, and they know that we’re gonna start on time and we’re gonna end on time.”

Woody is pastor of City Life Center Church. The church website says Marketplace is a place to “connect with God and other business professionals who are pursuing Jesus.”

The 40-minute gathering is also a networking opportunity that includes a brief talk from a business professional and a message from Woody.

Pastor Woody says the Friday event is an escape from what workers face all week.

“What they come here for is to be encouraged and also to put a little white space in their day, to get away from the stress, and to come to a place where there’s encouragement and light.”

Putting on the service is no small feat but Woody said it’s worth it.

“This thing that I’m doing right here it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done, it’s the most stressful thing I’ve ever done, but I’ve never had more fun doing anything in my life.”

Marketplace church is held every Friday from 12:10 p.m. until 12:50 p.m. at 915 Florence St.

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