Northview Church to launch satellite campus in Anderson
By Renee Larr
Carmel-based Northview Church has made its presence known in Hamilton County, and it’s working to take its message to other parts of the state. It plans to expand to Madison County in December when it opens a satellite church in Anderson.
“Our whole multi-site strategy is to remove barriers from people that want to attend Northview, or church in general,” said Jason Pongratz, Northview multi-site campus director and Carmel resident. “Our strategy is to put locations of the church in anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes away from the next closest location as we try to move into a more regional footprint in general. That’s taking the church to the people so that location is not a barrier to attend one of our services.”
Adam Hiatt has been attending Northview Church for about 12 years and will take become the Anderson campus pastor.
“We’re launching this campus in Anderson technically out of the Fishers campus. It’s grown far more rapidly than we thought it would. We’re nearing capacity at Fishers, so we’re launching this new campus with people from the Fishers campus into Anderson,” Hiatt said. “As of three weeks ago, I’m now an Anderson resident. I’m a part of the community. We like to have our campus pastors living in the community where they’re pastoring.”
The church will be in a former movie theater behind Mounds Mall.
“We are going to be doing several serving events in Anderson prior to our launch as a way to show that we’re invested in the community and that we want to have a positive impact,” Pongratz said. “We want to be part of the communities we’re in and want to be noticed if we were to pick up and leave tomorrow.”