Then plan to attend a new members meeting, normally
held on the first Lord’s Day of each month at 5:00 pm in the pastors’ office area. Please let one
of our pastors know that you will be attending.
Upon approval, we will bring your request for membership before our congregation at the next
scheduled ordinance (baptism or communion).
Please call the church office at 317-839-6721 if you have further questions.
A saved membership is Biblical, and crucial for the blessing of God upon a local church ministry.
When a church receives into its membership individuals who are unsaved, much harm is done
both to the church and to these individuals. Unsaved church members often feel a sense of
security because of their church relationship, which makes them more difficult to truly reach
with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The mission of a church that lifts up all of God’s plan, including saved church membership, will
go forward in strength as its testimony of God’s covenant and grace is lived out with one
another before a watching community.
We also have a charge to preserve and pass on sound doctrine as God has given it in His
Word—the Bible. If we are to have the blessing of God upon us, we must guard against false
doctrine being taught in our assembly, and faithfully hold to healthy doctrine, in order to
proclaim His great Name. God-exalting unity and mission result when people gratefully
understand that they live under God’s authority and goodness, revealed in all the Bible, and
covenant to follow Him by grace, with other members of a local church body.