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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
Indianapolis, IN 46201

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.

Diakonos Dash

Every Other Thursday 5:15 PM – 7:45 PM
Greater Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church
902 Dr Martin Luther King Jr St
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Working with friends from other churches, we deliver meals to residents of apartment buildings that specialize in housing friends transitioning out of homelessness. We currently have two apartment buildings on our list and will be expanding as our capacity grows. We gather at Greater Gethsemane Missionary Baptist church by 5:20 PM to organize meals and then leave for deliveries at 6:20. If you would like to volunteer with us, you can click the button below for more information and to sign up. We usually wrap up around 7:45.

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