What time is your Sunday worship service?
We have two worship services each Sunday, 8:30 am and 10:45 am.
How long will the service last?
Each of our services generally lasts about 75 – 90 minutes, including praise and worship, prayer and the preaching of the Word.
Do you have to dress up to attend your worship service?
No! Dressing up is not a requirement to worship with us at New Horizons. Some do wear their “Sunday best” but you’re also likely to see folks in slacks and a casual shirt, or jeans. We believe the most important part about Sunday morning is showing up. Come as you are.
What kind of things do you do in your worship service?
We strive to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere at New Horizons. We greet each other so everyone feels welcomed; we share announcements and church news; we sing and listen to our worship team perform beautiful music; we share the congregation’s joys and concerns and lift them to God in prayer; we hear the Word taught and preached and we collect an offering to further God’s work. We celebrate with those who connect with Jesus in salvation.
How do I get connected at New Horizons?
First and foremost, we want you to make the most important connection and that’s the acceptance of Jesus Christ as your savior and Lord, and to be baptized as your public declaration of your salvation. In addition, you can make New Horizons your church home by coming to the altar when the invitation is given. We know not everyone is comfortable to do that, so you can also make New Horizons your church home by speaking with one of our ministers, who will gladly share with you what you need to know to become a member of New Horizons. We’ll give you the opportunity to do both in every worship service.
Secondly, we connect at New Horizons by contributing our time, talent and treasure to the work of the ministry. Sharing the gospel with the lost, teaching and growing believers in their faith and supporting each other as we continue in our Christian walk and try to live out our faith every day.
How do you welcome visitors?
We will gladly welcome you as you come through the door and give you directions if you need them. Our pastor makes it a regular practice to welcome visitors at every service and asks them to stand briefly so that our hospitality team can give you a gift and the members of the congregation can see who is visiting with us and greet them warmly. We don’t ask you to speak and we don’t embarrass you. We realize not everyone is comfortable with standing and being recognized as a visitor, therefore it is completely okay to remain in your seat if you’d prefer. We’re just glad you came to worship with us and want to be sure you know it.
What do you offer for children on Sunday morning?
Children are a special part of our congregation and we value them as full participants in the life of our church. Children’s Church classes for children (Nursery through 6th grade) are offered at both 8:30 & 10:45 a.m.service. Your child can remain with you of course, but we offer Children’s Church and Teen Church for older children. We will call your cell phone to contact you during the service should your child need you. Greeters at the entryways or the Welcome Center can direct you to the Children’s Church location. Your child will be ministered to with loving care and receive a children’s church instruction tailored to their understanding which includes songs and activities. Click here to view the Children’s Church schedule.
What do I do with my infant or toddler during the worship service?
Your child can remain with you of course, but Nursery care is provided for both infants and toddlers (6 weeks to age 2) at both 8:30 am and 10:30 a.m. service. Our infant nursery has several cribs and infant toys and is staffed by a trained and highly skilled caregiver. Our toddler nursery offers a spacious play area with many fun, interactive toys for children aged 3-4 years old. Care is provided by experienced ministry workers and the Faithweaver curriculum is taught to the children. We will call your cell phone to contact you during the service should your child need you, as well as display a message on the sanctuary screen. Greeters at the entryways or the Welcome Center can direct you to the nursery locations. Your child will be ministered to with loving care and receive instruction tailored to their understanding which includes songs and activities. Click here to view the Nursery schedule.
Can I keep my children with me during the worship service?
Yes, of course, families are always welcome to worship together in the sanctuary.
Do you have a child safety policy?
Volunteers who work with anyone under the age of 18 are carefully screened to ensure the safety of your children. All volunteers must complete an application and pass a background check.
Will I need a Bible?
You do not have to bring a Bible. We project the words of the sermon text onto a screen in the sanctuary, and the Scripture is read aloud. We do recommend you bring a Bible with you if you have one, and we encourage you to obtain one if you don’t.
Will I be expected to give money during the offering?
Offering is an act of worship between each person and God. If you desire to give God your offering, then by all means, do so. If you are without a church home, but want to honor God’s instruction to tithe, your tithe will be sown in good ground at New Horizons Church and we thank you for your generosity.
Who goes to your church?
We have quite a mixture of people at New Horizons. Our congregation truly spans the ages, from newborns to older folks. You’ll find just about every type of person here – married, single, divorced, widowed – professionals, workers, retired – white, black & brown, life-long Indianapolis residents and recent transplants. However even more important than the kind of people who go here is the kind of people who are welcome here – everyone!
What is the size of the church?
Our church was planted by Eastern Star Church of Indianapolis, Indiana in 2006 with about 100 families. It has grown into a healthy and vibrant congregation. We currently have about 1,000 people who call us home and over 600 active members and regular attendees.
What denomination is New Horizons Church affiliated with?
New Horizons is a non denominational church. Non denominational simply means that we are not part of a larger church organization, but are an independent body of believers. Though we are a self-governing church, we are connected in fellowship and cooperative ministry with other churches here in Indianapolis and across the country.
Is your sanctuary handicap accessible?
Yes, our building is on one level, there are curb ramps from the parking lot to the main entrance and the restrooms off the sanctuary are accessible for differently abled visitors. Members of our parking lot ministry are available to provide assistance to anyone who desires it.
What is the vision of your church?
Click here to view our vision statement.
What do you believe?
Click here to view our belief statement.
What ministries do you offer at the church?
Click here to view our ministry list.
What kind of outreach is the church involved in?
New Horizons is active in a variety of outreach ministries, both here in Indianapolis and around the world. Some of our local outreach activities include the support of neighborhood schools; food/basic needs pantry, Habitat for Humanity and other social services agencies. Our global outreach ministry provides support and comfort to the people of Haiti. In our neighborhood we sponsor events like “Movie Night”, Prayer Events, and other activities that are open to the entire community.