WHAT IS WAY CITY ALL ABOUT?
We love Speedway. Let’s start there. Speedway is an incredible town full of people who care about others, care about their community, care about their students and the next generation, and care about our country and world.
We also love Jesus. Following Jesus – basing what we do in our lives off of his teachings found in the Bible – leads to the best life one could hope for in this lifetime. The results of following Jesus are called the “Fruit of the Spirit.” Like an apple tree bears apples, a follower of Jesus bears love, joy, peace, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness, kindness, goodness and self-control. Who wouldn’t want all of those things? What town wouldn’t be better, more like paradise, with more love, joy and peace?
We are committed to helping people become followers of Jesus. Jesus followers are often called “disciples” which means “student” or “apprentice.” As more and more people become like Jesus, our town will change for the better.
That’s why our mission is: To make disciples who make disciples. And if we do that well, the westside of Indianapolis will start to look different, too. It’s our vision that we live “In Speedway as it is in Heaven.”
WHAT DOES “WAY CITY” MEAN?
There are three reasons we chose “Way City” to be the name of our church. It mostly comes from the phrase “The Way.”
- Early Jesus-followers called themselves “followers of the Way.” So calling ourselves The Way links us back to first century believers.
- Jesus called himself, “the way, the truth, and the life.” We are Jesus-centered in everything we do and teach, so it’s fitting that our name refers back to him.
- Many people in Speedway refer to our town simply as “the Way.” As in, “Are you coming back to the Way for the Indy 500 this year?” Our name shows some town pride, too.
Jesus teaches that “a city on a hill cannot be hidden” because in the night it gives off so much light. In the same way, we want our church to be a city that “shines the light” of Jesus to Speedway to Indianapolis to the whole world.
WHEN & WHERE DO YOU MEET?
Starting in the fall, we will be meeting at the St. John's Episcopal Church building (5625 W. 30th St, Speedway, IN 46224).
Until then we're building a launch team to get the church up and running, as well as raising the money we need! If you'd like to give financially toward helping us make disciples, check out our online giving portal here. If you'd be interested in being on our launch team, meeting with us pre-building, doing behind the scenes work, praying a ton, studying the word together, and serving our community while we figure out how this church will look, then shoot us an email at .
If you want to wait, we plan to launch in September of 2019.