Batesville Christian Church, located at the intersection of State Road 46 West and Columbus Avenue, broke ground Sunday, June 15, for a major expansion project that will add classrooms, nursery space and an expanded foyer, plus update the existing worship facilities, reported senior Minister Steve Yeaton.
Since much of the project is devoted to children’s ministry space, a boy and a girl were selected through a random drawing to be the first to break ground. Ben Rodgers and Ashlee Daulton were the honorees. Joining them were church leaders, Joe Ralston, Vern Hackworth, Joe Ayette and Tom Williams; ministry staff, Yeaton, worship and discipleship Minister Mark Bond and youth and family life Minister Dan Geisen; general contractor Tom Goecker of Goecker Construction; FCN Bank loan officer Kevin Campbell; BCC Treasurer Bill Trebley; Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce office manager Donna Burdett; and Mayor Rick Fledderman.
The mission of Batesville Christian Church is to seek the lost, build up the saved and serve the community. Yeaton commented, “The expansion project is not the end of our work, but a means. The real impact of our ministry isn’t found in bricks and mortar, but in lives changed by the good news of Jesus Christ.”
The leadership of BCC expects the facility to not only serve the church, but the community as well.
In his comments, Fledderman thanked church members for their continued engagement in the community.
The project is expected to be completed by spring 2015.