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This home for news and events at Shades will help you navigate how to stay connected with us. Scroll below to check out what's happening and how you can participate!

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Coming Up

Save the Date 

Pastor Danny’s final Sunday is Aug. 15. We’ll have one service at 9 am. There is no Sunday School that morning, but worship care will be available for preschoolers. We will worship together and celebrate Danny’s tremendous legacy at Shades. The worship service will be followed by lunch, some fun ways to honor Danny, and a chance for you to speak to him and Janice. You don’t want to miss it!

From our Pastor

In this week’s update, Pastor Danny highlights one of our missions partners, previews our upcoming church year, and encourages us to look back at some stories of how God has worked in his people. Take a look!

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Prayer Room

Jonathan Payne and John Zent are leading a churchwide prayer initiative seeking revival in our church, city, and nation. Prayer is a central element to our relationship with God, and we want to be a people of earnest prayer as we seek to influence our world for Christ. There are 92 slots on our Revival Prayer Room schedule, and you can sign up to come pray at Shades or from home as a Revival Prayer Room partner. To learn more and sign up for a spot on the schedule, contact John Zent!

Contact John

Fall Volunteers

The new church year starts Sunday, Aug. 22. As a church, we’re part of the same family and responsible for investing in one another. Our Preschool, Children & Preteen, Hand in Hand and Student Ministries have needs for leaders and volunteers, and these are great ways to disciple younger believers while also being encouraged yourself. Head to our website to sign up!

Volunteer Now

Make Jesus Known

Yale Wall and Living Faith Indianapolis recently completed the renovation of an old building in their neighborhood to a ministry center with glowing possibility! With the financial support from Shades and even the manhours of some of our members, this space has the potential to transform their church and community. Thanks for your support of Make Jesus Known so that we can support the work of Yale and many other missions partners!

Kids Kamp Baptism Night

It's been an awesome summer at Kids Kamp, and to celebrate all God's done, we'll baptize those who have decided to follow Jesus this summer! On July 29 at 6 pm, our Community Life team is hosting Kids Kamp Family Night. Part of that time will be baptism, and we couldn't be more excited! It's taking place on South Campus, so make plans to join us next Thursday evening!

Living Faith Church | Indianapolis, Indiana

Take a look at the video at the link below from one of our church planting partners, Yale Wall, of Living Faith Church. With funds and people from Shades, they've transformed a rundown building in their neighborhood into a ministry center.

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How You Can Get Involved

Fall Volunteer Needs

Our new church year begins on Sunday, Aug. 22 and we have numerous ways you can live with purpose. Check out volunteer opportunities and begin praying about how you can be involved!


Bible Reading in 2021

We're reading the Bible together! We've got a Chronological plan, in addition to host of other resources to encourage your time in Scripture. Take a look!

Reading Plans

Weekly Forecast

Sunday School

We have a variety of Sunday School classes for all ages and stages. In our directory, you can find the class for you at either 9 or 10:30 am, in addition to which classes are taking place on-campus and which are still online!

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