You are loved by God.
You are welcome here.

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Christmas Eve Services

Join us December 23 or 24 at one of our 9 identical services

There will be no services on Sunday, December 25, Christmas Day

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Welcome to a place of

Ridiculous Love

The depth of God's love for you - right now - is endless.

Trying to comprehend God's unconditional love feels like trying to take in a perfect sunset. It's a moment of boundless beauty where the only thing left to say is, "This is ridiculous!"

So, we use the phrase Ridiculous Love as a compass for the way God's love and acceptance should play out in the church. We do our best to provide:

Meet Pastor Mike and hear his thoughts on what Ridiculous Love looks like in a church community.
A place to find
Truth
Plot spoiler: it's about how much you are loved.
A place to be
Authentic
All of us have messed up and missed the mark.
A place to be
Loved
There's that word again. We can't say it enough.
A place to have
Fun
Love makes room for a lot of laughter and joy.

Since 1955, Eastview Christian Church has been a place of family, celebration and love

We are by no means a perfect church, but by God's grace we do our best to be a faith community where everyone feels like family.

Eastview is an independent, non-denominational church and our priorities are still the same as the people who started Eastview in the old Bloomington YMCA. We teach the Word of God, follow Jesus and share his life-changing love with the world.

During quarantine as a couple, we read Crazy Love and by the end of the book we felt God calling us to the Bloomington campus. We came the first Sunday with the intention to serve and share our testimony when God allowed opportunity for it. As a blended interracial family, we knew God had purpose for us and the community at the Bloomington campus. We were greeted the first day and felt welcomed every day since. I can remember saying "whatever you need help with we just want to be in a place for God to use us for His glory". Today we serve in many areas and even our high school daughter will jump in to help. We have a unique opportunity at the Bloomington campus to serve within the body of the church as well as the community. Greeting people through hospitality and connecting with others through everything the community center has to offer. This has made our marriage stronger and given our daughter a front row seat to what happens when you say yes to God.

Why did we choose Eastview Online? We didn't, God did. Before we stepped into Eastview for our first service, God had been preparing our family's path to ultimately join Eastview Online. Three years ago, our daughter (Sam) made the decision to attend ISU, and once she made that choice, she asked our current church youth leadership if they knew of a church she should attend by ISU, without a doubt, they said Eastview would be the best fit. Little did we know, our Youth Ministry and Eastview had built a relationship years prior and they continued to work together.

Sam started to attend Eastview right away and loved it. On our first visit to see her, we went to church with her, and I knew instantly, when we were singing Raise a Hallelujah and then heard Mike preach, that Eastview wasn't just Sam's new church home, but it would be ours too. I've had that feeling before on a mission trip, in the middle of chaos and praying for God to help our team, I had a feeling come through me that only God could provide. At that moment I didn't know what was to come next, but for us, we've now been attending Eastview for over two and a half years. When we come down to visit Sam, we stay an extra day just so we can attend church with her, but it is through the Eastview Online Ministries that God has really grabbed a hold of me. Not only does our family have a church family we can lean on in times of prayer, but God has provided me opportunities to serve and to grow in relationships with others that I would have never met before.

God has been using Eastview Online to mold and shape our family as we move into the next season of our lives. It is more than just Sunday services online for us... we've participated in Church-wide bible studies, participated in Re-Imagine, I am now serving on the Prayer team and being a Host during Sunday services, I am listening to Mike Talks daily, all these online options have not only helped me to grow but they have also supported me in becoming more obedient in God's plan for my life. Members of Eastview may never know the full impact of Eastview's obedience in God calling them to expand the Online Ministries, but I hope my story will share a small glimpse into how God is using it to reach others.

Something for Everyone

Connect with Eastview in the ways you feel most comfortable. Eastview has classes, activities, small group experiences and service opportunities for everyone.

Your First Steps In Visiting Eastview

1
Join Us for a Sunday Service

This is where most people like to start. After all, there's a lot learned about a faith community from their worship service. Join us in-person or online.

2Get to Know Us

Explore you many options for connecting with people at Eastview on our website. Also, when you join us for worship, stop by our Family Room to find answers to your questions or simply text "HELLO" to (309) 808-6615 from home.

3Attend Starting Point Classes

When you're ready, our Starting Point class is designed to help you find your people, places and choose your next step.

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For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord

Romans 8:38-39 ESV

You don't have to wait until Sunday

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