We believe God wants us to be a community of believers, which seeks to win souls for Christ through prayer, study, worship and fellowship.

As “Disciples of Christ”, we seek to serve all people through nurturing, witness and outreach.



Barnes is one of Indianapolis, Indiana’s historic churches. We have a rich tradition and heritage of service within the Indianapolis community.



To be a passion driven congregation committed to Christian service, seeking to help transform the community by winning the unchurched to Christ, and leading people to a Christian lifestyle.


Proverbs 29:18 (KJV) says, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” I believe it is also true that where there is no vision, people leave for another parish! Many churches are barely surviving because they have no vision. They limp along from Sunday because they’ve lost sight of their purpose for continuing. A church without a purpose and mission eventually becomes a museum piece of yesterday’s traditions.

Quote from “Purpose Driven Church” by Rick Warren