Diakonos Community is a faith community of people on mission together. Starting with this one community we are building a network of missional faith communities in Indianapolis that seek to serve and bring the life of Christ to those on the margins of society. We collaborate with community agencies that serve those in need and share Christ through meaningful relationships.
We believe that God uses many different approaches to church to achieve His purposes in the world. Some missional communities will function as an outreach extension of traditional churches. Others will exist as autonomous missional churches as part of the Communitas North America network. Regardless of the form each community takes, all Diakonos Communities seek to bring people together to experience life-transforming communion with God, whole-life community, and life-giving mission.
Our primary focus since 2013 has been addressing the issue of homelessness in Indianapolis. Currently, we are working with two apartment buildings where friends transitioning out of homelessness live to help build community and provide opportunities for spiritual formation. We also partner with multiple organizations and churches to plan and launch Circle City Village, a tiny house community for friends transitioning out of homelessness.
Perhaps the best way to describe us is as a non-denominational version of a Franciscan order (without all living in the same house). We seek to live by a common set of values and practices in everything we do.
Simple Church Gathering
Sundays 6:00 PM
233 Eastern Ave
We are meeting again for a small group (max 25 people) Simple Church Gathering. We will be careful to practice safe social distancing while we gather and ask everyone to wear a mask.
As the name implies we keep things simple. We begin with a short teaching and discussion over a specific Bible passage. We then move to a time of worship and prayer. We will have an appetizer pitch-in a the beginning of the gathering, so bring something to share.
We meet at the new Daniel’s House property owned by Food 4 Souls.
If you are unable to join us physically or are still not sure about meeting in face-to-face meetings, you can join us virtually via Facebook Live.
Penn Place Café and Bible Study
Every Other Wednesday 11AM – 1PM
1415 N Pennsylvania Steet
Penn Place is a Housing First community that houses 38 friends who have experienced homelessness. Every other Wednesday we set up a small café to serve coffee and other light lunch items to residents there. This time ends with an optional Bible Study for those who want to stick around. Check out the calendar above for exact dates and times. If you would like to volunteer or donate food items, email email@example.com.
Community Serve Day
Every 4th Saturday of the Month 10AM – 1PM
1250 S Lynhurst Dr
Join us in the parking lot of Lynhurst Baptist Church for our Community Serve Day on the 4th Saturday of each month, 10 AM – 1 PM. There will be a mobile medical clinic. Lazarus Living will be providing primary care and preventative medical services for friends experiencing homelessness and other low-income residents in the neighborhood. They are able to service patients with Medicaid in need of routine care. Members of the Circle City Village team will be on hand serving food and just meeting with people to let them know about plans for the village. Community Action of Greater Indianapolis will be on hand with information about the services they have available. With enough volunteers, we will also have a cleaning team working on neighborhood trash pick-up.
Blue Triangle Café and Bible Study
Every Other Wednesday 11AM – 1PM
725 N Pennsylvania Street
Blue Triangle is a Housing First community that houses 44 friends who have experienced homelessness. Every other Wednesday we set up a small café to serve coffee and other light lunch items to residents there. This time ends with an optional Bible Study for those who want to stick around. Check out the calendar above for exact dates and times. If you would like to volunteer or donate food items, email firstname.lastname@example.org.