Essential Church is a new church in Bellevue with a vision to Magnify Christ and Multiply His Kingdom in all we do.  We are a church that believes in and teaches the Bible.  We serve our community in a variety of ways, including our LOVE Bellevue ministries.  We love all people & believe that Jesus can do great things in our lives, community, church & world when we live surrendered to Him & His Word.
Essential is a place for singles, couples and families of every race and color.  We care for one another and we want everyone to know the love of Jesus.  We are a church that is committed to church planting and disciple-making.  Although we are still a small, young church, we have planted a Chinese church in Bellevue and a new church work in Issaquah. 
If you are looking for a local church family that is striving to “be the church,” we invite you to visit us at Essential.
ESSENTIAL WORSHIP SERVICE:  Sundays @ 10:45am at “The Club” (15228 Lake Hills Blvd, Bellevue.)

What we need now is… HOPE

A new Christmas series at Essential Church.  Join us this Sunday!
GIVING at Essential
We believe that growing in your faithfulness and generosity in Kingdom giving is an important way that every believer can “Magnify Christ and Multiply His Kingdom.”  At Essential Church, 16% of everything we receive goes directly toward Kingdom missions and ministry.   In addition, Essential has a radical approach to generosity called “Above and Beyond giving.”     Every year, we set a monthly “Above and Beyond giving” goal and any time we exceed that monthly goal, 100% of everything we receive goes directly to our Above & Beyond giving partnerships:
  • Jubilee REACH
  • Youth For Christ
  • Church Planting
  • LOVE Bellevue
You can feel confident in knowing that in giving to Essential, you are helping impact thousands of lives for the Kingdom all around the world!
There are a 3 Simple ways to Give to Essential right now:
1.  In Person:  On Sunday mornings via check or cash.
2.  By mail:  Please mail checks to our financial secretary’s office:
C/O Essential Church
14150 NE 20th St  F1-212
Bellevue, WA 98007

3.  Online:  Try our NEW online Giving! 

Give Online


Please join us for our 10:45am service!
15228 Lake Hills Blvd
Bellevue, WA 98006
Telephone: 1.425.270.7022

Essential Blog

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4 Tools for Transformational Discipleship

In ministry, we are all looking for the “silver bullet” in discipleship that gives us the ability to carry out the great commission of Jesus to make disciples.  The next “one-size fits all” discipleship strategy that will help us mass produce disciples.  The truth is, there is no silver bullet.  You cannot mass produce disciples.  It is a difficult, messy, frustrating process that often results in disappointment.  As a result, most churches focus on either making converts (much different th …


The Give and Take of Gospel Partnerships- Part 1: Sending and Supporting Churches

Any church planter will tell testify that there is great value and power in Gospel partnerships.  The simple fact of the matter is that taking the gospel into an underserved major city like Seattle is both costly and difficult.  The prospect of one man, one family attempting to infiltrate the culture, win over the lost, and build a church without any outside support or help is overwhelming.  When we look at the new testament, and in particular, the life of the Apostle Paul, it is easy to imag …


Screen Time: The Creativity Killer

As a parent, there is great truth in the statement, “drastic times call for drastic measures.”  As my wife and I were experiencing some difficulty reigning in some “attitude issues” with our 10 year old daughter, I made a gutsy, and from the perspective of a “tween” unimaginable decision… I shut down access to all screen time.

No television.
No computer.
No kindle.
No ipad.
No video games.
No ipod.

If it had a screen or was a source of electronic media, it was off limits.  Now, the …


Church Planting in 30 Seconds

by Warren Mainard
Last month, I received a message from a friend on Facebook in which he asked me to tell him “everything there is to know about church planting in 30 seconds or less.”  Immediately, my mind went to 1 Corinthians 13:13 which says, “So now faith, hope and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”

Over the last year, God has exercised my faith in ways I never thought po …


Love Bellevue


LOVE Bellevue is a ministry of Essential Church

We LOVE Bellevue! 
Throughout the year, we offer events and serve the community in a variety of ways, from Free Block Parties, Car Washes, our Sports Camps, Easter Egg Hunt, and more! We also serve food to the Teenagers at “the Club,” teachers and faculty at Lake Hills Elementary and do a lot of work with our community partners- Jubilee REACH, SAMBICA, and YFC. 
Are you interested in serving as a VOLUNTEER? Click Here
LOVE Bellevue is the local service emphasis of Essential Church. It is our desire to LOVE our city in real and practical ways! Love is… ESSENTIAL!