WHO WE ARE
We see abundance.
We believe everybody is a child of God with gifts to offer the world. Unfortunately, society often overlooks these gifts, seeing only labels and categories, needs and stereotypes. Our church building is located in the heart of Indianapolis and our congregation comes from a variety of experiences and backgrounds. We strive to focus on the many, diverse gifts of our neighbors and members, as together we embody the Beloved Community.
We are a joyous community.
We believe life is to be joyous, even in the midst of the sorrow and pain. In our life together, we celebrate one another’s milestones, successes, and ministries, as well as, honor ministries that have come to an end. In worship, we share stories of faith, laugh, sing, lift up our joys and concerns to God, and “pass the peace” to the entire congregation!
We “have conversations and have faith.”
We believe that the Spirit of God is alive in all people, and God’s imprint is on every person at every age, in every race/ethnicity, in every gender, in every sexual orientation, and in every ability. We seek to acknowledge and honor this spirit in all people by having conversations and listening for opportunities to connect and invest in the passions, interests, and gifts we all have to share with the world.
We believe in extravagant grace and love.
We believe that God loves us all, and nothing that we do or don’t do can change that reality. God’s grace has been revealed to us in Jesus, who came in love to give abundant life, to restore sight to the blind, to heal the sick and brokenhearted, to proclaim good news to the poor, and to release the oppressed. Broadway Church actively resists our denomination’s policies which exclude LGBTQIA+ persons from full inclusion in the life and ministry of the United Methodist Church. We choose to live together now as the Beloved Community God desires as a witness to what ultimately we hope will become the official position of the United Methodist Church.
We take the Bible seriously but not literally.
We believe the stories of Jesus inform our Christian life. However, we are not afraid to question and grapple with the stories of our faith and the faiths of others as we walk together on our spiritual journeys.