Southeast Christian Church’s 10th campus, the Bullitt County Campus, will launch with services at 9 and 11 a.m. on Easter Sunday, April 12.
The campus will meet in rented space at Eastside Middle School at 6925 Highway 44 East in Mount Washington, Kentucky.
“When you think about what Easter is, it’s something new, a fresh start. For us, it makes perfect sense to start something new and launch this campus on Easter,” said Heath Barth, Bullitt County Campus pastor. “You’ll hear authentic worship, a compelling message, and you will be challenged to take the next step in reaching people one at a time.”
Barth said he has heard a lot of excitement about the campus because it will give Southeast members who live in Bullitt County a chance to meet together, and it will make it easier for them to invite people to church because distance won’t be an issue.
“You will be able to worship with your neighbors, co-workers and friends from Bullitt County,” he said. “Children will see kids they go to school with and play ball with.”
Lindsay Buege recently was hired to serve as worship leader, and in advance of the campus launch, a Night of Worship will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 22, at Paroquet Springs Conference Center in Shepherdsville. Registration is available at www.southeastchristian.org.
“The Night of Worship will be a chance to gather together to worship, give thanks and pray for specific needs in our community,” said Buege, a lifelong resident of Bullitt County. “I’m super excited. We have been praying for this campus for years. It’s not just about convenience—we see the need in our community for Jesus.”
Plans for the Bullitt County Campus were announced in late January, and meeting in rented space has allowed it to launch on an accelerated schedule.
“If we had waited for a building to launch a campus, it would have been at least three years at a minimum,” Barth said. “So, we’re going to be able to start a campus in a community that has been longing for a campus much faster and much more efficiently. We get to hold services and connect people to Jesus and one another without having to sit back and wait for a building or a piece of property.”
The campus will have seating for about 600 people in Eastside’s gymnasium, and a team of volunteers will be needed for weekly setup and teardown. Barth said even though the campus is meeting in a school, his First Impressions team will create an atmosphere conducive for worship.
“We’ll need people to arrive early and stay late for setup and teardown,” Barth said. “We’ll also need extra help in Children’s Ministry setting up the nursery and getting classrooms ready.”
For more information on volunteering, text BC to 733733.
To further its goal of loving, serving and caring for the people in its community, Barth said the campus will partner with local ministries such as A Loving Choice Pregnancy Support Center, White Flag Homeless Shelter and Sunrise Children’s Services.
“We want to mobilize our people to begin to have an impact on the lives of people in our community one at a time,” Barth said.