who we are
Nehemiah began with the planting of a House Church in January of 2008. This initial house church joined with a group of people from Avon Indiana and began a new church called Nehemiah Church. We exist to see God's will in Avon and West Indy as it is in Heaven.
We understand our name might be different than your normal church, but we admit that we are not your normal church. Our name comes from the story of Nehemiah in the Jewish Bible (the Old Testament). Nehemiah was an ordinary man that was called to do extrodinary things. God called him to return to his homeland of Israel, to the city of Jerusalem, to rebuild the wall that protected the city, and rebuild the future of the people. God used him to restore Jerusalem.
We believe this is a small picture of the bigger reality of what God is doing in all of creation. Through his son Jesus, God is restoring all of his creation back to what he intended for it to be...beautiful. This includes him restoring and redeeming us, so that we can be a part of the restoration project....or....the Nehemiah project, and we are Nehemiah Church.
We strive to be a people that through faith in Jesus as our savior, display restoration in our own lives and are used to bring restoration in this world.
Wesleyan in Heritage
We are a part of the Wesleyan Church International, which is a group of churches that strive to bring the kingdom of Christ to all parts of the world. We receive our name from the influence of John Wesley, an 18th Century British Minister that was used by God to preach and teach the love of Christ. Historically, Wesleyans have been used within the larger family of Christ to emphasize God's love and his desire for us to grow in our relationship with him, as well as bring light to social justice issues like caring for the poor, ending slavery, women's rights, and more.
Although we are a part of the Wesleyan Church, we hold much more dearly that we are a part of the church universal; all those from all nations, denominations, races, and ethnicities that follow Jesus.