Who We Are & What We Believe

The United Church of Christ in the Indiana-Kentucky Conference is a community of faith seeking to respond to and embody the Gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed by sharing in diverse expressions of three core values: 

  • Continuing Testament: we believe God is still speaking in the days and that there is good news to be shared by new voices and in unexpected places.
  • Extravagant Welcome: whoever you are, and wherever you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.
  • Changing Lives: our spiritual journey and our community life are intended to bring to fruition the promise of Jesus that life is meant to be abundant for all God's people. A living faith undoubtedly changes lives.

Our mission is to provide a vibrant and faithful witness to the work of God's Love in Jesus Christ.

We are a blending and union of 138 faith communities coming historically, from eight separate bodies, namely: the Congregational Churches, the Christian Churches, the Evangelical Synod, the Reformed Church, the Magyar Synod, the Evangelical and reformed Church, the Congregational Christian Churches and those congregations which were begun as a United Church of Christ in Indiana, Kentucky and part of Illinois.

From the beginning of our history, we were a church that affirmed the ideal that Christians did not always have to agree to live together in communion. Our motto "that they may all be one” is Jesus' prayer for the unity of the Church.

The UCC is one of the most diverse Christian churches in the United States. Today we are welcoming new communities of faith that have been formed around common affinity and need. Ethnic congregations, LGBT congregations, theologically diverse congregations, and many others are finding their way into our shared life.