American Baptist Churches of Greater Indianapolis is one of 34 regions (middle judicatories) of American Baptist Churches in the USA. With a history as the Indianapolis Baptist Association going back to 1826, our 31 churches in Marion and bordering counties in Central Indiana are seeking to empower churches to transform lives and communities.
Those interested in serving in pastoral ministry in ABCGI can receive more information below and download the necessary documents. We are looking for those with a passion for the church, an awareness of our changing culture, the desire to continue learning, and an ability to live within the tensions of our theological diversity.
MISSION: It is our mission to energize and connect congregations to proclaim the gospel and make disciples of Jesus Christ. We accomplish this mission by equipping congregations to:
promote health and growth,
cultivate spiritual formation and discipleship,
call out and develop passionate leaders,
plant new congregations, and
claim God’s unique mission for them.
We are 160 congregations, more than 450 clergy and approximately 35,000 members drawn together in covenant to proclaim the Gospel and make disciples of Jesus Christ.
Our VISION is to be a living network, crossing barriers and boundaries to connect the world with the Good News of God’s redeeming love, revealed in Jesus Christ. (To us, this living network is the church, so when we say, “Net” we mean church. Net = Church So…you may see us just say, “DisciplesNet” because “DiscipleNetChurch” seems repetitive.)
Jesus Christ has gathered laity, deacons, priests, and bishop of congregations and diocesan ministries in central and southern Indiana to be the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis.
We welcome all persons into our common life and will proclaim the gospel to those in our communities who do not yet know our Lord.
We will nurture relationships in Christ, remaining in conversation with one another despite honest disagreement, always seeking God’s will.
We are thankful for our differences and acknowledge that they enrich and energize our ministries.
We promise compassion, acceptance, and assistance to those in need.
We acknowledge and celebrate the wealth of talent and treasure which has been given and will grow in confidence that working together, we will always have enough to engage in God’s mission.
St. Mary of Magdala Catholic Community of Indianapolis offers a spiritual home to all people searching for inclusive leadership and ministry within thesacramental tradition of the Roman Catholic Church. Recognizing Christ’s presence in each person, we listen, challenge, and empower each other in worship and in service. We believe the Creator calls all of us to bring justice to the earth. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we pray, study, teach, and strive to live the Gospel.
We use inclusive language.
We welcome everyone at Mass to join us at the table of the Eucharist.
We follow the same liturgical calendar as other Catholic churches, occasionally substituting non-scriptural readings pertinent to the Liturgy of the Word for that Sunday or special occasion.
Our pastor is a Roman Catholic Womanpriest
Decisions affecting the community are made by the Leadership Circle unless a quick decision is needed.
We make decisions by consensus with the pastor as one member of the Circle.
The Mission of the Synod of Lincoln Trails of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is to develop, nurture and support leaders in partnership with our presbyteries and congregations and coordinate Presbyterian mission strategy within the synod.
The United Church of Christ in the Indiana-Kentucky Conference is a community of faith seeking to respond to and embody the Gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed by sharing in diverse expressions of three core values:
Continuing Testament: we believe God is still speaking in the days and that there is good news to be shared by new voices and in unexpected places.
Extravagant Welcome: whoever you are, and wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.
Changing Lives: our spiritual journey and our community life are intended to bring to fruition the promise of Jesus that life is meant to be abundant for all God’s people. A living faith undoubtedly changes lives.
Our mission is to provide a vibrant and faithful witness to the work of God’s Love in Jesus Christ.
In covenant relationship through the Holy Spirit, Whitewater Valley Presbytery is called by God to the work of connecting, resourcing, and empowering congregations, ministries and missions to serve and to make disciples in Christ’s name.