Who we are...
Nehemiah Bible Church focuses on rebuilding family and community through igniting a passion to follow Jesus Christ. Within the framework of sound doctrine, we value an atmosphere of theological freedom with humility and a non-divisive spirit. We want to reflect the unified beauty of Father, Son, and Spirit, participating in the building of the multi-faceted Kingdom of our triune God. We are committed to Biblical unity in diversity.
As leaders we must have insight and agree, not only on biblical doctrine, but we must also agree to the mission and values of this particular church. We must be unified around our theology, but also, our unity reflects the cultural setting in which we carry out our mission.
Where we come from
Nehemiah Bible Church officially launched in June 2013. This church family was born out of the Brookside Initiative and Kids Church Program initially headed by College Park Church. Men, women and children from the Brookside neighborhood and College Park Church partnered together to ignite a passion to follow Jesus, and to rebuild the family and community of this historic near-east Indy neighborhood.
Pre-eminence of Jesus
While many things vie for priority in life, we are committed to centering our lives on Jesus—our Savior, our Lord, the Way to the Father, our Example and Enabler, our High Priest and the One who is worthy of our worship and total allegiance. The main thing is to keep the main One (Jesus) the main thing.
Authority of the Word
The Bible is the foundation of who we are, what we believe and everything we do. We are committed to preaching, teaching, counseling, sharing and living by the sufficiency of the whole counsel of God because it contains everything we need for life and godliness. Real life change is found in the Spirit-empowered Word, not in our ideas, thoughts, or opinions. God’s Word is written in ink while our plans and theologies are in pencil.
We are broken people loved by the Father, redeemed by Jesus, and indwelt by the Holy Spirit. We strive to minister God’s love by repairing the broken and restoring those lost to sin, and this is done only by the power of the crucified and resurrected Lord Jesus. Our focus is Jesus; our authority is the Word; our dependence is prayer; and our aim is Christ-likeness as we live together as a community of God’s redeemed.
Biblical Unity in Diversity
Within the framework of sound doctrine, we value an atmosphere of theological freedom with humility and a non-divisive spirit. We want to reflect the unified beauty of Father, Son, and Spirit, participating in the building of the multi-faceted Kingdom of our triune God. In our theological systems, our ministry forms, and our personal relationships, we are committed to biblical unity in diversity.
We desire to be a community of believers, who treat others with the same extravagant grace that God has lavished upon us. We yearn to demonstrate this grace through our church culture and our lives in a way that is transparent, real, and helpful. We are blessed to be a blessing to each other, the city of Indianapolis, and the world.
The Call to Go!
All of us are called to be Spirit-empowered catalysts for life change in our areas of personal influence. We approach ministry with a passionate resolve to equip the saints to engage our culture, address the most pressing problems and reach the neediest people in our city and the world. While the body of Christ is made up of a variety of people with differing gifts, the calling to all is the same: GO!