Become a Partner
Thanks for your interest in becoming a partner of Living Faith Church! God has graciously provided us with many opportunities to impact the Indianapolis region of Indiana, where over 84% are unchurched. We know that God desires for each person to hear the good news of Jesus Christ, but we feel limited to fulfill this calling because of a lack of manpower and resources.
It is our goal to be a missional congregation that plants churches and expands throughout the city creating pockets of people worshiping together. God is providing us with amazing opportunities, but we cannot do this alone. As you read through what God is doing here in downtown Indianapolis, please be in prayer about joining with us in this ministry.
Why be a part of Indy church planting?
As believers, we are a people sent by God to carry the message of God’s love, mercy and redemption through His son, Jesus Christ. We believe the best strategy for reaching new people is through starting new churches among the lost and the hurting. Through this strategy coordinated by the North American Mission Board, we are a part of the Send Indianapolis Campaign to plant churches across Indianapolis.
Snapshot of Indy
Our church takes on the personality of Downtown Indianapolis—targeting 20-30 year olds (Downtown area population 29,596 + IUPUI Campus population 36,000) and young families from the surrounding areas. The casual, yet missional atmosphere welcomes discussion and concludes with dinner each week after the service to continue building relationships.
Living Faith's Current Ministry
Meeting Location: Living Faith meets in the heart of downtown Indianapolis in the Near West Side, 1 mile west of IUPUI (Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis).
Current Attendance: We currently have about 90-110 people on Sundays. This small but strong core of people has leadership ability and great desire to build a church in Downtown Indy. In January 2015, we constituted as a church and we're seeing God move in huge ways including seeing over 65 people give their lives to Jesus through our ministry.
Life Groups Meeting: 1 Youth, 4 College, 1 Young Professional, and 2 Familiy groups meet each week in missional home communities.
ReAlign Conference: The ReAlign Conference is a weekend designed to ignite God's people with His mission. Living Faith puts on this conference and welcomes other Indianapolis area churches and church plants to participate in seeking God together for our city. For more details on this event, go to www.realignconference.com
How Can You Help?
1. Pray for God to expand our families and young professionals ministries as we reach out to those who live in the downtown area who are not college students.
2. Pray for God to raise up mature leaders in our congregation. Our volunteer leadership is capable and passionate, but most of them are young in their faith. Pray for God to raise up mature believers to help lead and disciple others in the church.
3. Pray for God's financial provision for the Church Planting Center (see above) and a consistent meeting location.
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Budget: Our total budget is only $128,700 for the year to do all of the ministry we do as a church. Our church gives sacrificially, but we are still about $32,000 short of what we need for ministry this year. Financial help goes a long way!
Church Planting Center: (Cost: $120,000) We are currently working to raise funds to purchase a property in downtown Indy to be used as a Church Planting Center. Our vision for this project is to be a place where we can raise up the next generation of church planters for Indy and around the world. The building will be used for training, equipping, small group meeting space, community outreach center, office and admin space for Living Faith and a shared office and admin space for any other church planters in Indy to use as well for their ministry. We know the need is great for churches in Indianapolis and want to be a part of seeing many churches planted and established here. For more information, go to www.livingfaithindy.com/cpc.
Mission Trips: We would love to have your church come and serve with us in Indy! We have needs for mission trips all year long to help with outreaches, to serve at the university next door to us, to serve in the Near West Side neighborhood that we meet in, and to do a number of projects in the area. Every trip we plan with a partner church is completely custom to that church's strengths and needs, and we always try to match mission teams with our own people to serve alongside your volunteers.
Partner with Living Faith
Are you interested in partnering with us in any of the projects or needs listed above? We would love to hear from you! Contact Yale Wall for more information and details on what it would look like for your church or ministry to partner for the Gospel in Indianapolis.