Christ Community Church announces the construction of a new youth facility, the Harpeth House, to be located on the north side of their property at 1215 Hillsboro Road. A groundbreaking ceremony will be held on Sunday, October 6 at 2:30 pm.
The Harpeth House, to be constructed on the banks of the Harpeth River, is a stand-alone, single-level, 12,000-square-foot building designed as dedicated space for student ministries, serving our community’s middle and high school students in grades 6-12. The design prioritizes small group meeting spaces, with eight such dedicated rooms, and a 3,000-square-foot large group gathering space. The house additionally features a large, secondary indoor meeting space that is a combination den, gaming room, and kitchen, along with outdoor gathering spaces, including a covered porch adjacent to a firepit and outdoor recreation areas. The project will break ground in October 2019 with completion anticipated in September 2020.
“The coming construction of the Harpeth House is a special encouragement to the teenagers at our church. Christ Community is demonstrating to our student ministry, as well as our neighboring families, the immense value they have in the hearts of our congregation,” said Charles Johnson, Pastor, Next Generation Ministries.
This new $5.5 million dollar facility is made possible by financial commitments from the congregation through the church’s RISE & BUILD campaign. Planning and preparations for the youth house began in 2015, with the public phase of the capital campaign kicked off in January 2019.
Lead Pastor, David Cassidy says, “Since 1986, Christ Community has loved serving our city. The Harpeth House continues and expands that vision to creatively love our neighbors and care for our members and families. Designed for student ministry, the Harpeth House will provide a beautiful gathering space for many, not only on Sundays but after school and throughout the day, every day. Franklin’s next generation will love the Harpeth House.”
The public is invited to attend the groundbreaking ceremony at 2:30 pm, followed by the church’s largest annual event for the community, Franklin River Fest, held from 3:00 – 7:00 pm on the side lawn.
In their present location on Hillsboro Road since 2001, Christ Community Church has been serving Franklin, continuing to grow and being a vital part of the community for more than 30 years. Learn more about Christ Community Church here.