New Here?

The coffee and donuts are on us!

We know trying a new church can be intimidating. Here’s what you can expect from our services. Music is key, children are welcomed, and movement is more than fine. You can also take a look at our most recent service, or watch us live on Sundays.
Sometimes, we all need a morning in our pajamas
–no judgment here.

Here’s what you can expect: music is key, children are welcomed, and dress is comfy and casual!

Welcome to The Garden!

We’re an open and inclusive church where people from many paths gather to support one another and the community. We’d like to think you’ll find us to be a breath of fresh air and we hope to meet you soon!

Welcome to The Garden!

The Garden is an open and inclusive church – we’d like to think you will find us to be a breath of fresh air and hope to meet you soon!


Aug 25: Special Guest Speaker

Join us Sunday as The Garden welcomes special guest speaker, Rev. John Ray.
Minister John Ray, Jr. is a native of Louisville, Ky. now residing in Indianapolis, IN. John began studying piano at the age of five and has been involved in music ministry since the age of eleven; when he directed and played the piano for his first choir. Early on, John demonstrated a wide array of interests in various instruments.  He eventually settled on the trumpet and piano as his primary interest.
He is a highly experienced and talented musician earning accolades throughout his career. Notably he has served as Music Director for the Black Church Leadership Conference (Lifeway Corp.), Music Director for Gospel Meets the Classics Swiss Tour (2000-2006), Music Director West Louisville Boys’ Choir European Tour, Music Director Disciples of Christ General Assembly (2017), and Music Director DOC Regional Assembly (2018).
He currently serves as the Minister of Worship Arts at Light of The World Christian Church in Indianapolis. In his role as Minister of Worship Arts, Minister John Ray, Jr. oversees ministries with over 200 active volunteer participants. He created “Worship That Transforms,” a worship conference that yielded the live recording, “Redeemed,” featuring the Voices of the Light.
He graduated from the prestigious Northwestern University School of Music in Evanston, Illinois with honors earning his Bachelor of Arts in Music. While there, he was a pioneering artist and founding member of the Niteskool Project, a nationally acclaimed student-run music production company. He recently completed his Master of Divinity Degree (Magna Cum Laude) at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis and continues his music ministry throughout the country. John is married to Elizabeth (Clark) and they have two sons, John III, and Matthew.

Sunday Service: 9:15 am

Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre

9301 Michigan Road
Indianapolis, IN 46268

Featured Events

A Fair Shot for All Children

Help hungry Hoosier kids!
Thurs, Aug 22 | starting at 4:30p

Messy Church-Sept 1

Calling families of all shapes and sizes
join us for Messy Church!

Brunch Bunch-Sept 8

Sun, Sept 8, from 10:15a-noon
Are you looking for something fun to do after church?

Path to Purpose-Sept 2019

Take a step toward finding your life’s purpose.

Support Servants at Work SAW’s

The Garden Gives quarter 3 recipient is Servants at Work (SAWs). This local non-profit’s ecumenical, faith-based organization is dedicated to providing freedom to low-income, permanently disabled individuals through the construction of high-quality wheelchair ramps.