Welcome to Illuminate Indy

Illuminate Indy’s story began in late 2015, when God began the process of calling and sending a group of people to the city of Indianapolis, IN to join in the kingdom work of Illuminating Christ and making His disciples. In 2016 this group began meeting weekly in their homes, and in the Spring of 2017, Illuminate Indy began holding weekly public services on non-traditional meeting times in the building of another church.

In the spring of 2019, Illuminate Indy’s leadership sensed God leading this community of faith to something different than a traditional model of church planting. So Illuminate Indy moved services to Sunday mornings in the setting of a home.

Illuminate Indy is not a place.
It’s a people.

In our experience, we have seen people grow spiritually and experience renewed hope through intentional & vibrant community. While our “traditional” service meeting times ebbed and flowed with attendance and involvement, our Community Groups have always flourished and multiplied. After much prayer and introspective thought and dialogue, we’ve chosen to follow a non-traditional church model of Networked Groups that intentionally multiply new groups through making disciples.

Illuminate Indy is a non-traditional church model of Networked Groups.

Illuminate Indy is made up of Community Groups that meet in homes, as well as Bonus “discipleship-based” Groups. All Groups will also meet collectively for a Monthly Church Service (launching in 2020).

For a more detailed look at how our structure works, download our Community Playbook here.


In our Community Groups, people gather in homes, share a meal (or snacks) and have church service. All Community Groups services consist of a time of worship, a time of corporate prayer, a time of teaching from a shared source (either produced by Illuminate or from a video devotional), and a time of discussion facilitated by the Group’s Community Builder. Groups are casual and friendly. Specific details on each group are below.
Watch for more groups starting in 2020!

Hill Valley Estates (Indy Southside)

SUNDAYS @ 10 am - Coffee & Breakfast Foods @ 9:30 am
Kids will join us for food and music, and then during the adult discussion, we’ll provide a kids class. Teens will join the adults.
Location: Indy Southside, contact for address
Hosted and Led by Chad & Lindsay Garrison
Contact info: [email protected]


These are our groups that take place outside of the weekly Home Groups. Bonus groups consist of Bible Reading Groups, Child and Youth Groups or occasional Bible Studies. We call them “Bonus Groups” because we understand that life can be full, and making it to more than one gathering a week can be difficult. So it’s truly a great bonus during some seasons to be a part of another group in the same week! These groups do not necessarily have shared formats and curriculum.
New & Upcoming Bonus Groups will be updated and listed here regularly


Join us for an opportunity to read the bible from a shared reading plan with others, then have a time of discussion and prayer.
Location: Starbucks 8817 S, US-31, Indianapolis, IN 46227
Days/Times: Mondays at 7pm, Wednesdays at 9am, Thursdays at 6am
Contact info: [email protected]


It's just a time of Wings, Discussion & Prayer for men. Be there!
Location: Ale Emporium - 997 E County Line Rd Suite B, Greenwood, IN 46143
Dates/Times: January 28th @ 6:30 pm
Contact info: [email protected]


All Community & Bonus Groups come together to a centralized location once a month for music, Bible teaching, launching of new groups and stories of life change happening throughout The Illuminate Community. Each Group forgoes meeting the week of the Monthly Service to encourage participation in the Monthly Church-wide Service. Monthly Services have classes for children, and Youth will join the adults.
Details of the next large gathering are listed below.

Meet Your Illuminate Indy Team

Our goal as the Illuminate Indy Team is to serve and equip our church in carrying out the mission of Jesus Christ in Indianapolis.

Chad & Lindsay Garrison

Lead Pastors

Sarah & Justin Baldwin

Associate/NextGen Pastor

Michael Oberle

Associate Pastor

John & Karen Garrison

Associate Pastor & Children's Director

Connect With Us

Got a question? Need Prayer? Just want to connect? You can reach us via our info or contact form below.

Contact Info

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 17588
Indianapolis, IN 46217

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