We aspire to be a place where you can learn to better seek God by imitating Jesus Christ. Disciple is another word for a follower or imitator. Following or trying to imitate Jesus Christ, who exemplifies divine human relationship, is central to what we do as we seek to interact with God. Toward this end we seek to assist all in becoming life-long Bible learners, develop habits that promote relating to God and creating an environment of free inquiry where all can contribute to our efforts to understand and respond to God.
Fostering Free Inquiry
At Federated Church, we like to say that we are diverse in opinion, but united in Christ. Indeed, we believe the more faith perspective that can be brought to bear on a subject, the better it will be understood for the good of all. You are invited to be a part of the following opportunities to come together, share our various points of view and be one with God and each other.
Practicing the Spiritual Disciplines
Internal habits like meditation, prayer, fasting and study, external habits like simplicity, solitude, submission, service and shared disciplines such as confession, worship, guidance and celebration, are an essential part to spiritual growth.
Federated Church began as a “federation” or combination of two congregations each with its own denominational heritage, the Disciples of Christ and the American Baptists. Since our beginnings in 1947, we have maintained affiliation with both denominations.
Today, we have grown to be an exciting and dynamic church of more than 200 families from 34 Christian faith traditions.
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
General Web Site: disciples.org
Regional Web Site: indianadisciples.org
American Baptist Churches USA
General Web Site: abc-usa.org
Regional Web Site: abc-indiana.org