New Southwest Campus
Southeast Christian Church announced plans at its weekend services June 30 and July 1 to open its fourth campus. The campus will be located in the Southwest region of Louisville at the intersection of St. Andrew's Church Road and Dixie Highway, three miles south of the Watterson Expressway.
“Thanks to God’s hand and His timing, we will be entering into a unique partnership with Christian Academy of Louisville Southwest Campus,” Southeast’s Senior Pastor Dave Stone said.
Southeast purchased 10 acres from Christian Academy, which are adjacent to the Southwest Campus. Southeast will construct a 54,000-square-foot building on this site that will house a 1,200-seat sanctuary, classrooms, a café, offices, and a nursery. Construction is slated to begin in early 2013 and should be completed in time for a Spring 2014 opening date.
Although Southeast and Christian Academy will continue to remain independent of each other, they do plan to share resources between the academy’s Southwest Campus and this new Southeast location.
“From a stewardship perspective, this allows the school to use our auditorium during the week, and for us to utilize their classroom space and gymnasium for Southeast children’s classes on the weekends,” Stone said. “It’s a mutually beneficial arrangement for both ministries.”
Southeast was one of the nine founding churches of Christian Academy and has been a partner of the school for 35 years, Christian Academy Superintendent Tim Greener said.
“We are thrilled to be associated with an organization such as Southeast Christian Church, and look forward to both groups benefitting as we share a common vision of growing and impacting the Kingdom,” Greener said.
With nearly 200,000 people living in close proximity to this new campus, Southeast leaders hope that this will be an exciting opportunity to reach the unchurched in the community. Southeast’s main campus is on Blankenbaker Parkway. The church opened its second campus in Jeffersonville, Indiana, in 2009. The third campus, located in Crestwood, Kentucky, opened in early 2011. The campuses in Indiana and Oldham County average nearly 2,500 in attendance every weekend, with a church-wide average of more than 21,000.