About Us

About Us

Welcome to Our Website!

We are delighted to have you visit our website and hope that you will come by and study God's Word with us. We have classes for all ages, and we fill our lessons with Holy Scripture. Need a Bible reference? Just ask! We encourage everyone to personally investigate God's word and test what is taught against what is written!

The religion of Christ is not for those who seek common ground with error. It is not for those given to political correctness. Because the gospel is unchanging, it is not for those who are given to change or for those seeking popularity among men. It is not for those who want to redirect the path of the cross to a social gospel outreach filled with the appeal of entertainment, and frolic (1 Cor. 11:22, 34). It is not for those who want to engineer their own path to salvation or for those who will not respect the rules Jesus has set forth and given to us by the apostles (Matt. 28:18-20). Remember:

"And also if anyone competes in athletics, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules" (2 Tim. 2:5).

Finally, because Christianity calls us to own a servant's heart, it is not for the proud in heart. The Son of God’s religion is for those who will lovingly and faithfully walk in the steps of the Lord (1 Jn. 2:6). It is for those who are trained by discipline. We reach for the forgiveness of sins and extend forgiveness to those who have crossed us. Pure Christianity is for those who seek the challenge to reshape their heart and life to overcome evil with good (Rom. 12:21). Even as newborn babes are to grow so Christianity is for those who are ready to move outside of their comfort zone to grow into the person Christ wants them to become. It is for those who love the Lord more than any relationship that exists on earth (Lk. 14:25-27). It is a war against fallacious arguments and pride.

"or though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God" (2 Cor. 10:3-5).

The Indiana Ave. church of Christ seeks to do the work of the church as is defined in Scripture. Our appeal is not through entertainment or emotional filled skits and plays. Rather, we give ourselves wholly to the authority of the word of God in the Berean spirit of investigating God's word and applying it to our daily living. 

"These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so" (Acts 17:11).

We are not operated by the dangerous denominational one-man "pastor system" where one man rules the church and seeks to become the authority of the church. Christ alone is our head (Eph. 4:15). We do not find any use in the wearing of religious titles (denominational or otherwise such as titles glorifying a person). Pride leads to a fall; we seek to be simply "brethren" and "children" of God.  

We invite everyone to ask questions and it is your right to challenge what is taught with what is written in the Bible. We encourage all to investigate the teaching with a copy of the Scriptures. The truth does not fear inquiry. We seek not to think beyond what is written and so our Bible classes and sermons are carefully designed to work within the framework of Holy Scripture (1 Cor. 4:6). You are cordially invited to bring your family and friends! Come visit with us. We treat any and all visitors as honored guests. 

Can we study with you?

--Steven J. Wallace