Reaching Out to All in Need 3

Church offers worship services and assistance to neighbors and the world

Perhaps you have driven by the campus on Jordan near Lincoln Avenue or maybe you’ve seen the facilities and new offices from E-470 near the Jordan exit.  You really can’t miss it. It’s Southeast Christian Church.

The church welcomes people who are examining the Christian faith for the first time or have been a follower of Jesus for years. When they come, they are encouraged to follow Jesus from where they are, helped along by encouragement and tools to grow daily in their faith.

Southeast offers three worship services each weekend: Saturdays at 4 p.m., and Sundays at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.  Dress is always casual, and participants are invited to visit the coffee café and choose a beverage to take into the worship service.

Accommodations for All Ages and Needs

Children are encouraged to learn in fun environments designed for their ages, while also experiencing truly inspiring worship and a practical, “real-life” sermon by Lead Pastor Phil Vaughan or one of several other pastors on the Southeast team.

At 9 a.m. on Sundays, the church has a Sensory Friendly Room designed for children who learn best in environments designed for their special needs, ranging from mild sensory processing disorders to Asperger’s and Autism. Children receive instruction and loving care while their parents attend services. Interpreters also are provided for the deaf and hearing impaired during the 9 a.m. service.

Life for teenagers can be difficult, filled with pressures of school, family, relationships and meeting expectations. Southeast doesn’t want teens to struggle alone, believing that God can meet their deepest needs and good friends can help.  Middle school and high school students are invited to meet with others their age at The Den, a brand new student center located at The Solomon Centre on the corner of Jordan and Vine. They’ll have fun and get answers to the questions and problems they face.

Outreach Programs

Using Jesus’ love as their guide, the church and its members also reach out to help others, allocating significant resources to meet the physical and spiritual needs of people in nearby neighborhoods and around the world.

Southeast’s best-known outreach ministry is through SECOR, the food bank that provides food on a weekly basis to many families in need. Through the giving and involvement of hundreds of people, almost 2,500 children and 1,000 local families received gifts and food for Christmas.

In addition, Southeast volunteers teach English as a second language, lovingly mentor children in the foster care system, and deliver used furniture and appliances to families in need.

The church’s annual one-day work project sends 1,000 people into the community to make repairs in many homes and neighborhoods. These are just a few of many ways the church and its members try to bring Jesus’ love into the lives of others.

If you’d like to learn more about Southeast Christian Church, please visit SoutheastCC.org and then attend a service. The church and its members hope to meet you very soon.