There are a lot of churches out there but they don't all look the same. Our goal in all that we do as a church is to please Christ first. As a result, every Sunday is an opportunity for an inspiring time of worship. If possible, try to arrive a few minutes early to get acquainted with our facility. Once you arrive, we will have parking lot attendants and greeters ready to help you. They will be available to help you grab a cup of coffee and direct you where you want to go. As a first time attender, it is our honor to serve you. If there is anything you need, you can let a nearby host, or usher know, or stop by Connection Central, and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Here are answers to some common questions you may have as you plan your first visit:
Where are you?
Whether you live in Memphis, Bartlett, Cordova, Arlington, or the surrounding areas, our church is easy to find. We are located at 7054 St. Elmo, Bartlett, TN, Easthill Baptist Church. St. Elmo is off of Kirby Whitten, just two traffic lights from Stage Road (Highway 64). We are on St. Elmo between Oak Road and Kirby Whitten. .
What should I expect?
First, expect a grace--centered environment. You don't have to have it "all together" in order to fit in. Easthill is filled with regular, every day people who have struggles and questions about life. You don't have to worry about being different or being evaluated by others. We are a diverse group of people with commonality in Jesus Christ.
Second, expect a gospel--focused environment. Our ministry is not defined by pointless tradition or preferential issues. Our focus is the gospel of Jesus Christ and how it changes lives in this culture.
Third, expect a Christ--honoring environment. The audience of worship is Jesus Christ, not man. At Easthill, our services are filled with meaningful worship. Our music is inspirational and enjoyable, and the Bible messages are simple, scriptural and straightforward.
What are the services like?
Every service at Easthill is carefully planned so that you will have a great worship experience. They are filled with passionate worship and practical Bible teaching. Each service, whether at 10:30 am or 5:30 pm, kicks off with a time of worship music that will stir your heart and exalt Christ followed by a Bible-centered message that is honest and challenging, empowering you to apply Jesus' words to your daily life. We like to end with an response time to give you the opportunity to act upon what God spoke to you about...nothing awkward. Then we wrap up with a few closing announcements and an anthem of praise to Christ. These services usually last about an hour to an hour and 15 minutes.
Our mid-week service is designed to equip and refresh believers in the middle of a busy work week. The Wednesday service structure is laid back and a little different from our regular Sunday schedule. We meet for Deep Water Bible Studies at 6:30 pm. We normally meet in the fellowship hall together but periodically, we offer several different studies, usually on a three month rotation. We also have our Kids Journey and Student Church going on at the same time. It's a great night for the entire family. This service usually lasts about one hour.
What about the music?
We think it's awesome! During our services, worship is led by our Praise Team and instrumentalists, with specials by our choir and others. In any given service, you will hear a blend of truth filled hymns and modern praise and worship songs that exalt Christ.
What do you have for my children and teens?
We offer child care in our first-class nursery suites, called ZooKids, that are safe, clean and fully staffed for children three years old and younger during every service at Easthill.
KidCity is the K4 through 6th grade Children's Church Ministry at Easthill on Sunday mornings at 10:30 am. The kids have a tailored worship service just for them which includes singing, classic Bible stories, skits and games. Each child is challenged on their own level with the truth of scripture.
Awana Truth Seekers is our mid-week program for children 3 years through 6th grade. They meet at 6:30 pm on Wednesday nights upstairs for an exciting, fun time.
Our Student Ministries, 7th through 12th grade, meets for Wednesday Night Live Student Church on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm. This is a special time of Bible study and worship music geared to meet the needs of your teens.
What are connect groups?
Connect Groups meet at 9:30 am on Sunday mornings. These are age/life stage appropriate small Bible study groups for all ages from 3 years old and up. Stop by Connection Central and pick up a map of our facilities and where each Connect Group meets.
Will I be asked to do anything?
Everyone who attends Easthill will receive an information guide that contains details about events going on at the church. On the inside of that guide, there is a detachable Connection Card. You will be asked to fill this out with your information to let us know a little bit about you. Of course, just fill out as much information as you feel comfortable with. You can also include any prayer requests you may have. Detach the card and bring it to our information center, Connection Central, after the morning worship. One of our Pastoral Staff will be there to meet you and give you a free gift.
What if I have more questions?
If you still have questions that we did not answer above, feel free to call the church office at 901.842.0040 any time or email your question to us from our contact page. Whether you are new to the area or just looking for a church, we trust your first visit to Easthill Baptist Church will be an enjoyable one. We hope to meet you and your family very soon!