Every great dream has a story.
The Story Behind Momentum Church:
God is not safe or boring. Just read the Bible – the Christian life is supposed to be exciting, filled with adventure and purpose!
I did not grow up in church and Rebecca went to church as a child. We both spent years on the outside of faith trying to figure it all out. Our perception of church was that it was old, irrelevant, boring, and stuffy. Neither of us came to faith IN a church building, yet both of us were inextricably drawn to Christian community (the Church) because someone dared to reach out and include us in the great adventure of faith. We knew early on God had an adventure in store for us, but realized the churches we attended had little interest in joining us in the adventure or helping us discover our path. In short, we had no traction and no momentum!
We dreamed about a church where people would want to go. We dreamed of a church which would reflect the daring, creative, exciting God you read about in the Bible. We dreamed of a church exploring countless ways to connect with people who were searching…just like us. Somewhere along the way, God said, “You want excitement and adventure? Pack your bags and your family, sell your house and go make this dream happen!”
We have partnered with a group of like-minded people, family, and friends we’ve made over the years, who have graciously offered to support us in fulfilling this dream. After some searching and a bit of prayer, we stepped out in faith and landed in Crown Point, Indiana in 2014. As we have responded to God’s call, we have met lots of people here who share this dream and have joined us on the adventure!
In November 2014, we launched Momentum Church in Crown Point. In our first couple years, God blessed us with several unique places in which to meet. We moved from Gelsosomo’s Pizzeria to the Southlake YMCA to Crown Point High School. With each transition, we learned and grew.
In 2017, God blessed us with the opportunity to renovate and move into the old Chicago Title Insurance Building across from the Lake County Government Center on Main Street in Crown Point. With this highly visible and spacious location, we are excited about reaching out to our community.
In January of 2017, We had the opportunity to launch a second location for Momentum Church at a facility we acquired through some ministry connections in the Region. This was an older church building and we are working through renovations and updates to the property which features several acres and a softball field. We a still very early in our development at this campus and invite people with a pioneering spirit to join us to help us grow and reach the Schererville/Griffith area.
This gives Momentum Church two distinct locations and times, but no matter which location you attend, you will find the same passion for Jesus and heart to serve our community. We are ONE church in TWO locations.
If you are interested in taking the journey with us, we’d love to invite you to join us for a cup of coffee and one of our worship gatherings. God is not safe or boring. The story is still being written. Come, help us write that story! It’s a page-turner…we can’t wait to see what happens next!
Pastor Charlie Arms