By Anna Skinner
Northview Christian Life Church originally began in Carmel, but now has five campuses throughout Hamilton County. In Westfield, the church meets at Maple Glen Elementary School, a satellite campus that launched in February, and it is planning to build a sanctuary to be complete by next Easter.
“We decided to launch a church in Westfield over three years ago,” Campus Pastor Todd Holzworth said. “The Northview Carmel campus had several hundred people attending there which led the leadership at Northview to choose Westfield as the next campus site. The vision was to call those attenders that already lived in Westfield to help launch the new campus. The vision is also based on the fact that most people will only travel, at most, 15 to 20 minutes to attend a church.”
The expected $5.5 million-building, at 1191 W. 186th St., is 25,000 square feet. Approximately 600 people attend worships – Sundays at 9 and 11 a.m. – at the Maple Glen campus.
“Our hope with a building is to continue to grow as a church and to faithfully serve the community of Westfield,” Holzworth said. “We really haven’t faced (many) obstacles. We have received a lot of support. (The new building) will offer the community a place to worship, kid’s ministries, student ministries and meeting space for adults to connect. The Westfield campus is also planning outdoor meeting space; (we are) hoping to give families in the community a place to enjoy.”
For more, visit northviewchurch.us/campus/westfield.