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EXALT

“In everything we do, we desire to exalt Jesus Christ!  We determine to preach the Word of God correctly and live by it!  We desire to be led by the Spirit of God and to live a life pleasing to our Father!  We aim to do as John 3:30 states, “He must increase, but I must decrease.” Our goal is not to focus on ourselves, but to focus on the greatness of Christ!”   Philippians 2:5-11

EQUIP

“John 8:31 tells us that if we continue (obey) in the words of Christ then we are disciples “indeed” (no doubt).  Our goal at IBT is to train those in the church in the Word of God and encourage them to live as God’s Word instructs.  Not only will this help the believer grow in their faith, but it also will encourage them to reach the “lost” for Christ. Our aim is to teach the believer to be a defender of the Christian faith and to be passionate about sharing their faith.”

ENGAGE

“According to Matthew 28:18-20 we are to go into all the world with the good news of Jesus Christ!   Currently we have over 30 foreign mission works that we financially support on a monthly basis but we also desire to reach our local community.  We financially support 5 local ministries and have 3 free community events each year with the purpose of sharing the love of Christ to our neighbors.  These events are fun and designed to reach kids and families.  We desire to share God’s Word at all times but we also what to share life with people as well.  Sharing our lives will hopefully lead others to want new life through Jesus Christ! 

 

 
 

Our Pastor

One of my favorite Bible verses is John 10:10. This verse states, “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, to kill, and to destroy: I am come that the might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” I love this verse because it specifically tells us what the devil’s plan is and what God’s plan is. The devil’s goal is to steal, kill and destroy and he seems to be doing a great job at that. However, God sent Jesus into the world to give us abundant life and to be made free from the death-grip of satan. My goal, and the goal for IBT, is to tell people about freedom and new life with Jesus Christ! We also equip God’s disciples to reach our community for Him. If you are looking for a church like this please come visit and be a part of what God is doing on the Southside of Indy!
 
 
Member Care Pastor
Discipleship Pastor
Missions Pastor 
Youth Pastor
Middle School Pastor
Kids Director
Worship Leader
 
 
 
 
 
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Togetherness Part 2

Before Christ and after Christ – Ephesians 2:11-22
  • You had no hope/were far off from God (11-12)
  • Through Christ Jesus’ blood you are brought close to God (13)
  • Christ broke down barriers so that all can be part of the family of God (14-17)
  • Through Jesus we have access to the Father by the Spirit (18)
  • The church:
    • Christ is the …

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Message From Matt | April 27, 2018

Togetherness!

About 30 years ago, I was part of a group of 7 teenage boys that went on a two week trip with our youth pastor, Terry Cooper, called the M.I.G.H.T. trip (Men in Godly Heritage Training).  The plan for the trip called for us to load up in a conversion van here in Indy, drive 1,400 miles one way to Sunsites, Arizona, have us “city boys” stay for a week in the Chiricahua Mountains, then drive back …


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Message From Matt | April 20, 2018

 
Blah…or Bright?
When I walked out of the church building one day this week, I saw this amazing view that had a clear blue sky on one side and a dark and cloudy sky on the other.  After a few seconds oflooking at the sky, thoughts starting filling my mind that this sky is a good picture of how people can view their present life – it’s dark and gloomy or it’s bri …

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Message From Matt | April 13, 2018

When your past looks better than your present!  
It is a fact that there are people in this world that have had horrific things happen to them in their past!  Whether it was abuse of some kind or the death of  loved ones, the past is not


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Church Location

The Life Center at Southport
4002 E Southport Road
Indianapolis, IN 46237

Mailing Address

The Indianapolis Baptist Temple
PO Box 11
Indianapolis, IN 46206

Telephone

(317)783-6753

Email

info@indybaptisttemple.com

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June 11-15 | 6:30-8:30pm

 
Calling all castaways! Come ashore and make a splash at Shipwrecked VBS this summer at IBT! Venture onto an uncharted island where kids survive and thrive.
This summer we’ll anchor kids in Bible truth, make a splash with hands-on object lessons, launch engaging faith conversations, and plunge into oceans of fun! We’ll set our course from the ultimate map, the Bible, while enjoying  games, cool contests, Friday family night, snacks, and much more! 
 
VBS is a FREE event opened up to the community for kids who are 4-12 years of age.
 
Register Here!