What’s the latest on construction at NewSpring Eastlan?
Construction is almost complete!
NewSpring Greenville and NewSpring Eastlan will become one family meeting in the same building, starting Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021.
Phase 2 of construction at NewSpring Eastlan started in summer 2019 and is nearing completion. Once finished, NewSpring Greenville and NewSpring Eastlan will begin meeting together.
The campus will be known as NewSpring Eastlan. This name honors the legacy of Eastlan Baptist Church and celebrates the no ordinary family we’re becoming.
See the latest construction pictures here.
NewSpring Eastlan will gather three times every Sunday once the building opens.
KidSpring will be open at the 9:30am and 11:30am gatherings. Get directions to NewSpring Eastlan here and use this parking map to find your way when you arrive.
The story so far ...
Did you miss this big news? Here’s a quick catchup:
NewSpring adopted Eastlan in 2017, answering Eastlan’s prayer to preserve their historic presence in Greenville and NewSpring Greenville’s prayer for a permanent home. (NewSpring Greenville has been portable at the Greenville Convention Center, just two miles down the street, since 2009.)
Our churches shared a burden to reach the people of Greenville and build God’s kingdom. We even shared the same mission statement — to connect people to Jesus and each other.
After discussing all the possibilities, both congregations’ leaders determined that becoming one family was God’s best for His people and the city. In 2017, Eastlan’s members voted to allow their church to be adopted into the NewSpring family and give Eastlan’s assets and liabilities to NewSpring.
Will it feel like NewSpring?
NewSpring has always been one church in many locations. We’ve met in homes, schools, hotel ballrooms, YMCAs, and convention centers. While every building looks different, the environment and experience all feel like NewSpring. NewSpring Eastlan won’t be any different.
What about Eastlan?
NewSpring is one family, and we’re committed to the care of all generations. Many members of Eastlan Baptist Church joined our NewSpring family in 2017 when the adoption was finalized, and they are vital and active parts of our church.
How does our future in Greer fit in?
Our prayer is that God will make a way for us to open a campus 15 miles away in Greer on land purchased in 2013.
We believe a Greer Campus is part of the future for our church. Still, we’re committed to developing more campuses only as God provides through tithes and giving to our yearly Overflow Offering — and without new debt.