We are more than a Sunday morning gathering, but we know that is where most people start when checking out a new church. With that in mind, here is what you can expect
We are a modern church rooted in an ancient faith. As such, we find value in the ancient practices of Christianity. We take communion together, baptize new believers, read the scriptures, and continue to explore ways to connect with what came before us. We do this while also not being afraid to discover new ways to bring our faith to life through songs, words, and action.
Whatever your background, from the moment you pull in the parking lot, we want you to feel at home. You’ll find a place where you and your family can explore faith and learn about God in a real and relevant way.
We want you to feel welcome and comfortable during your first visit on Sunday, so we’ve attempted to answer a few common questions. Here’s what you can expect on Sundays.
When should I arrive and how long does it last?
Our Sunday gathering begins at 11 am. You can be as anonymous as you would like to be, but we invite you to arrive a few minutes early for a cup of coffee and to meet some of our members. Our worship gathering lasts around an hour.
Where should I go?
Our Sunday Gatherings are held at Thompson Crossing Elementary at 7525 Thompson Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46239 (click here for directions). We have an entrance on the north side of the parking lot marked door #2. Look for the “Southeast” signs. Every Sunday morning, volunteers will be standing by to help guide you
What should I wear?
Our Sunday Gatherings are casual and familial. We’re a church for people from all walks of life. Please wear whatever is most comfortable for you.
What happens on a Sunday?
After a short welcome, our band will lead us in singing 2-3 songs. During this time, we may also have a short video, readings, or prayer. The kids are released after this, as our pastor, Ryan Scott Carrell, begins his sermon. Ryan’s sermons last around 35 minutes. Ryan loves to peel back the layers on passages from scripture, looking at the history, context, and connecting themes, all while helping relate the teaching to our daily, modern lives. Our service closes with announcements and prayer.
What will my kids do?
We have environments created just for kids from newborn through 5th grade. They can stay with you but we think they will love what we have planned for them.
You will find our Southeast Kid’s check-in area. Our secure check-in system makes sure that only you can pick up your child after each morning gathering.
Preschool-Elementary age children worship with their parents and then are dismissed during the teaching time to go to a fun environment created just for them. You can pick them up from the check-in area immediately following the service.
Please ask any of our Southeast Kid’s volunteers any questions/concerns you might have on Sunday. Click here to learn more about Southeast Kids.
What about babies?
We have a professionally staffed nursery for birth through toddlers. We want you to feel safe and will keep your baby or toddler safe and happy during the worship service.
What’s with the name The Southeast Project?
We are all works in progress. Our name reminds us none of us have it all together but we are all in this together, working together to be a church for our community as God works in and through our lives.