In the past, the church bell would ring and the community would gather. The old church bell is iconic of the deep, dynamic connection between Ford Street Church and the Lapel community, spanning more than a century back to the church’s establishment in 1890. No matter if you come for worship on Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m., Scouting, Youth Group, or a warm latte we encourage you to come as you are, dress as you normally would, and respond to the call of Jesus Christ that we believe will resonate in your heart.
At Ford Street Church, we're always excited to welcome new visitors. We hope you'll join us for a service, and we want to make your visit as comfortable as possible. Here's what you can expect when you come to either our 9:30 service or 10:45 a.m. Sunday School.
Our church is located at 925 Ford Street in Lapel Indiana, and parking is located in the church parking lot. If you have mobility restrictions or young children to carry, feel free to use one of the spots closest to the door. We like to keep them free for visitors and people who need assistance.
Please don't worry about what you'll wear to church, for we truly believe people should come to God as they are. You don't need to dress up to get his approval--that comes through Jesus' sacrifice. Once you walk in the doors, you'll see that the congregation has all types of people in all kinds of dress. While a few people in the church wear ties, others like to remind them that Jesus never wore a tie. Shorts are as welcome as suits, and you'll see both.
When you walk in, find one of our greeters and introduce yourself. They'll help you find the nursery and Sunday school rooms if you have kids. Our greeters can also point you to the restrooms, sanctuary and fellowship area. If you have any questions about the service itself, the greeters are able to provide helpful answers.
Be sure to hang around after the service and join us for Sunday School or coffee. You'll have a chance to meet our pastor and many other people in the church. We'd also love to get to know you so you're a familiar face the next time you come.