East Ministry Center
9056 Poplar Pike, Suite 107 | Germantown
MIDDLE SCHOOL BIBLE STUDY
April 16 & 30
Open time to join with our leaders in a small group setting
MIDDLE SCHOOL FRIDAY NIGHT FUN NIGHTS
April 6 & May 4
Free food and lots of fun & games
College Moms in Prayer
2nd & 4th Fridays through April
Join with other moms praying for their college students
We Saved You A Seat: Women's Bible Study
April 6-May 18
The study focuses on lasting friendships with the women God has placed in your life. Bring your lunch because we're saving YOU a seat!
Currently a significant demographic of our congregation live east outside the loop. We are noticing a shift in culture from regional megachurches to smaller neighborhood parishes. More and more people are looking for a deeper connection and life witness with their neighbors near their home. We believe people will still drive in for worship on Sunday mornings because it only takes 15 minutes each way. However, during the work week, the drive increases to 30 plus minutes. This decreases involvement and participation and significantly impacts the likelihood of our members to invite their unchurched neighbors.
We believe the Christ Church East Ministry Center will do two things:
- Engage our members out east who find it difficult to connect to ministry opportunities at 4488 Poplar because of the drive time.
- Provide our members with the opportunity to invite other neighbors and friends to Christ Church events because of the proximity of the new outpost to their community.
We see the East Ministry Center as a way to offer Bible studies, Christ Academy courses, Women’s/Men’s Ministry events, Recovery classes and even a Wednesday night casual worship gathering.
This becomes a significant resource for Christ Church as we seek to disciple our members and reach out to new people who are less likely to make the initial drive into East Memphis. Our belief is if new people are introduced to Shane Stanford and others in the church—in a casual, relational context—they will drive in on Sunday for the services.