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Jesus Metropolitan
Community Church
2950 East 55th Place
Indianapolis, Indiana 46220

(317) 722-0000

Email us.

You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.

Small Groups at Jesus MCC

Our small groups offer opportunities for study, service, sport and social activities, and support. Small group schedules are listed in the bulletin each week, and also on the calendar. Events that require registration are advertised in the bulletin with registration forms at least two weeks before the start date.

For more information about any of these groups, call the church office at (317) 722-0000, or email us

Welcome

  • Newcomer's Welcome Reception
    If you have begun attending Jesus MCC within the past six months or so, we cordially invite you to a Welcome Reception at the Church. The receptions take place on the last Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm.

    The reception is casual and features hors d'oeuvre and dessert.  We will take time to get acquainted, orient you to the Church, and answer any questions you have.  If you have questions, please email friends@jesusmcc.org or call the church office at (317) 722-0000.

Oasis

  • Oasis Groups
    What is Oasis? Small groups that meet weekly for friendship, support, Bible study, and prayer. You can pick an Oasis Group that fits your schedule and interests. Get more info on this page.

Study

  • Discipleship Training Classes
    Are you at a point in your spiritual walk where you want to be challenged to go deeper? Are you ready to explore the demands of Christ without any sugar coating? That's the purpose of this training track. The track begins with two foundational classes (101: Building a Close Relationship with God, and 102: Thriving in Christian Community) and continues with multiple advanced topics. The classes are offered on a regular basis. Registration is required.

Serve

  • Animal Ministry
    Second Saturday of each month
    The Animal Ministry is involved in local animal rescue and prevention resources. Also see
    this page.
     
  • Bookstore
    Available in the Social Hall whenever the church is open, the Bookstore carries a good selection of helpful books, with an emphasis on promoting wholeness, healing, and Christian growth.  Several titles cover the Gay and Christian questions, plus you'll find inspiring biographies, devotionals, Bibles, and a few surprises. Also see this page.
     
  • Children's Church
    Sundays during 10:45 Worship
    Our team of teachers presents God's Word to our children in a typical Sunday School setting.  Besides teaching a prepared lesson, we take time to be a listening ear for them, sharing in their troubles and joys; and offering a Christian perspective to their search for answers. Also see
    this page.
     
  • Choir and Music Ministry
    Wednesday evening rehearsals and Sundays during Worship
    This exciting ministry includes both choir members and special musicians who offer their talents back to God. It is our primary mission to learn more about our individual blessings and to develop them in such a way that will inspire and strengthen the spiritual vision of others.
     
  • Communion Team
    Sundays during Worship
    This Team is responsible for serving communion to the congregation.  The goal of the Team is to ensure that communion is a reverent, moving time of encouragement and exhortation.
     
  • Diversity Ministry
    This Team reaches out to African-American members of the GLBT community.
     
  • Groundskeepers
    This group keeps our church grounds in good condition. Tasks include mowing the grass and other seasonal yard work. There are two sub-teams: The Mowing Team, and the Gardening Team.
     
  • Homeless Ministry
    This team works directly with homeless people on the streets of Indianapolis, offering clothing, food, toiletries, and encouragement.  This team has a passion for letting the homeless know that they are worthy of God's love.  They also volunteer two Saturdays a month at Horizon House, an Indianapolis shelter.
     
  • Hospitality
    Sundays before and after Worship
    The Hospitality Team plans and coordinates our social time after worship.  They plan menus, purchase refreshments (out of funds provided by the Church), present the refreshments in an appealing manner, and clean up the kitchen and social hall afterwards.
     
  • Justice Ministry
    The Justice Ministry leads our congregation's efforts to advocate justice for GLBT people, and others who are disadvantaged or oppressed.  We work as part of the Interfaith Coalition on Nondiscrimination (ICON) to promote justice in large and small ways. 
     
  • Media Ministry Team
    This team coordinates all of the audio and video elements of our Sunday worship services.
     
  • Nursery
    Sundays during worship services
    This group cares for the little ones (infants and toddlers) during the Sunday worship service. Also see
    this page.
     
  • Pastoral Care Team
    The Pastoral Care Team provides spiritual support and nurture to the congregation.  They offer intercessory prayer and comfort one-on-one after worship services, and pray for all the requests submitted by the congregation. They provide care to members and friends of our congregation in times of distress or illness.
     
  • Sign Language (ASL) Ministry
    This group assists with interpreting the Sunday worship service for the deaf, and conducts classes in sign language for the congregation.  Also see this page.
     
  • Temple Keepers
    This group works to keep our Church building in good condition.  Tasks include cleaning and minor maintenance.
     
  • Ushers and Greeters
    Sundays before, during, and after Worship
    The Ushers and Greeters team welcomes people to our Church and helps the service to proceed smoothly. Ushers show people to seats, distribute bulletins, collect the offering and assist with communion.  Ushers are a visible and vital part of the church service.
     
  • Word Alive! (Scripture Reading Team)
    Sundays before and during Worship
    Scripture readers strive to breath life into the reading of the Word of God during worship services.

Sports & Social

  • Couples' Social Group
    This group meets for a social event each month.  Check the calendar for what's coming up.
     
  • Singles Support and Social Group
    This group provides social and support opportunities for single people.  Join the Singles Yahoo! Group to stay in the loop.
     
  • Women's Softball
    Friday evenings
    During the summer months, our Church sponsors a women's softball team that plays in a local league.

Support

  • Feed the Soul, Nourish the Body
    Eight-week class, offered periodically as part of the Discipleship series
    A spiritual and scientific approach to weight loss.
     
  • Living with Integrity: Coming Out, Being Out
    Six-week class, offered periodically
    Sharing wisdom and spiritual insights about the continuous process of coming out. Beginning with an understanding of God's perspective on same-sex relationships, and empowering each student with the ability to confidently "come out" to anyone.  Registration is required. 
     
  • LifeLine Support Group
    Each Monday at 7:00 pm, registration required.
    This group provides a confidential, safe, and supportive environment, with peer support and professional facilitation.  It will be a safe place for folks to work through and find help with life issues, such as relationships struggles, coming out, issues with work, and more.  See
    this page for more information.
     

For more information about any of these groups, call the church office at (317) 722-0000, or email us.


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