Reweaving the Fabric of our City

Soma Church seeks to share the message and mercy of Jesus Christ through a faithful presence in our community. We establish collaborations with like-minded churches, organizations, and institutions to build flourishing communities in the greater Indianapolis area for the glory of God.

That’s the vision of Community Development. Below is a list of our current partners; you can email them directly if you’re interested in getting involved with them, or you can find out which MCs partner with which organization from Jacob Cramer.

And if you'd like to get serving but don't know where to start, fill out this survey and we'll try to match you to good service opportunities!

Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity   

Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity seeks to put God's love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat in Indy has partnered with more than 500 families locally and 350 families in Central America to offer a "hand up, not a hand-out". This is done in partnership with families who receive education on breaking the cycle of poverty, build their own homes and have a 0% mortgage.       

Contact: Ted Mosey | tmosey@indyhabitat.org | 317.921.2121

Urban Young Life at Arsenal Tech

Urban Young Life exists to connect urban teenagers to their Father in heaven; to help them discover who they are created to be and what their purpose is. We do this by always pointing teens to Christ and following the example of His incarnation: we go where the kids are, develop relationships based on unconditional love, and, in so doing, win the right to be heard.   

Contact: Jed Dorsey | jeddorsey@gmail.com | 317.313.7938

Contact: Sara Trombley | sara.trombley@gmail.com | 317.418.4724

Nicholson Performing Arts Academy, IPS #70   

The Nicholson Performing Arts Academy promotes high academic success, critical thinking, discipline and artistic literacy. In addition to increased academic performance, our program focuses on an appreciation, comprehension and synthesis/performance ability that spans across both academics and the arts.  Our Performing Arts Academy, by default fosters self-discipline, self-esteem, cooperation and a desire for lifelong learning.

Contact: Penny Guthrie | guthripe@myips.org | 317.226.4270

Cru

Cru's mission includes: reaching college campuses in the Indianapolis area by creating a community where students can grow in their relationship with Jesus, equipping students to share their faith within their spheres of influence, and sending them out to walk with God for a lifetime.

Contact: Bobby Barbour | bobby.barbour@cru.org | 304.544.8942

Life Centers   

Life Centers is dedicated to affirming the value of life by providing compassionate care to women facing unplanned pregnancies in Central Indiana.

Committed staff and volunteers at our eight pregnancy centers provide free, confidential services including pregnancy tests, ultrasound exams, one-on-one counseling, and post-abortive support.  We also meet the material needs of expectant mothers by providing maternity and baby clothing, diapers, bottles and other baby items.

At the heart of our life-saving mission is a passion to show the love of Jesus.  We believe that the hope found in Jesus Christ is the greatest hope for those facing pregnancy decisions.

Contact: Kim Logan | kklogan@yahoo.com | 317.509.6923

Safe Families for Children

Safe Families for Children is a national movement of compassion that gives hope to families in crisis. Safe, loving homes are provided where parents may voluntarily have their children cared for while they seek to restore stability in their lives. Our dedication to family support, stabilization, and child abuse prevention is driven by the Church assuming responsibility for the well-being of the weak and fatherless in our communities.

Contact: Krista Shepard Davis | krista.davis@safefamilies.net | 317.519.4615

Shepherd Community Center

Shepherd Community Center works with neighborhood youth and their families to break the cycle of poverty on the near Eastside of Indianapolis by engaging and empowering the community to cultivate healthy children, strong families, and vibrant neighborhoods through a Christ-centered approach that meets the spiritual, physical, emotional, and academic needs of our neighbors.

Contact: Jeremy Height | jeremyh@shepherdcommunity.org | 317.375.0203