The trend toward commercial structures has been driven largely by modern churches’ desire to operate in heavily populated areas, to be closer to pockets of potential members, he said.
Office-space chain plans coworking hub in Broad Ripple church
The firm would occupy the entire 18,366-square-foot church, and retrofit the building for open desk space, office areas, conference rooms and administrative space.Read More
UPDATE: Church buys former Marsh in Broad Ripple for $7.6M, plans Midtown campus
The sale of the 6.6-acre property included the 57,000-square-foot store on Keystone Avenue. Traders Point Christian Church plans to create an 800-seat auditorium and spaces for children and teens.Read More
Across the country, attorneys are scrambling to file a new wave of lawsuits alleging sexual abuse by Catholic clergy, thanks to rules enacted in 15 states that extend or suspend the statute of limitations to allow claims stretching back decades.
The Rock initiative is providing affordable homes and spurring other big changes in the far-east-side neighborhood.
The Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis on Thursday released the names of 23 priests who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor or a young adult dating to the 1940s.
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis announced the allegation was made Tuesday to a victim assistance coordinator.
Archbishop Charles Thompson plans to publicly release the names of all the priests in his diocese who've faced substantiated allegations of child sexual abuse.
The grants will help seminaries, universities and other organizations create or strengthen programs that help pastors build relationships with experienced clergy.
Monsignor Charles Thompson replaces Cardinal Joseph Tobin, whom Pope Francis moved to Newark, New Jersey, last year.
The Indianapolis Center for Congregations Inc. will receive $1.57 million from Lilly Endowment Inc. to support a national program designed to help churches reach young adults.
Pressing his campaign to remake the U.S. Catholic church, Pope Francis on Monday tapped Joseph Tobin to replace the Newark, New Jersey archbishop who has been criticized for allegedly mishandling sex-abuse cases.
The not-for-profit Outreach Inc. has started construction on the $3.3 million facility on the near-east side and hopes donors can come through with the final $300,000.
Traders Point Christian Church has acquired a 104-year-old building at the corner of 12th and Delaware streets and plans to spend $2 million to renovate it.
The church, which already is building a second home in Fishers, has bought an office building on Westfield Boulevard and plans to launch services at the site.
Of the 654 congregations to file for bankruptcy protection between 2006 and 2013, 60 percent had black pastors or predominantly black membership, according to an associate professor at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law.
Credit and debit cards are accepted nearly everywhere these days, but houses of worship are still trying to modernize the way donations are collected.
The congregation of St. John United Church of Christ in Cumberland has held its last service at the historic structure and is moving to temporary space. After a battle with town officials over the fate of the church building, leaders say they likely will demolish it.
The fates of several religious structures in older parts of Indianapolis, often considered architectural gems, are uncertain because dwindling congregations lack the wherewithal to keep up with escalating costs.