Diakonos Community is a faith community of people on mission together. Starting with one faith community in Indianapolis, we are building a network of missional faith communities that love like Jesus in their neighborhoods. With a focus on marginalized communities, 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. Over the years we have been involved in the following activities:
- Engaging in street outreach to people experiencing homelessness in partnership with established outreach organization
- Assisting apartment buildings where friends transitioning out of homelessness live to help build community and provide opportunities for spiritual formation.
- Partnering 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. We have held various gathered meetings in the past but life changes and health issues among core members during the COVID pandemic have made it more difficult to bring people together on a consistent basis. Therefore we have transitioned into being more of a virtual community with online resources in combination with one-on-one visits and small group gatherings. If you would like to take advantage of some of our online resources you can check out our Facebook page. You can also join our Facebook group to go deeper and engage in discussion.