Outreach and Mission

Outreach is important at Carmel Christian Church, as emphasized in our Mission Statement: ” . . . a worshiping, caring, learning, serving Christian church in Carmel and beyond.”

Our church financially supports the Disciples Mission Fund, as well as several local organizations which assist those in need in our community and throughout the world. Additionally, the congregation supports the denomination’s six special offerings: Easter, Pentecost, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Reconciliation and Week of Compassion.

Carmel Christian Church has been designated a Global Mission Church by Global Ministries, which requires a significant commitment to serving global needs.


Good Samaritan Network (GSN)
As an ongoing ministry, grocery and personal care items are collected for GSN which helps Hamilton County residents who are in need of assistance.

Hamilton County Caring Citizens “Angel Gift” Program
Each November and early December, Carmel Christian Church participates in a county-wide program to provide Christmas gifts to those in nursing homes and other facilities in Hamilton County.

Partnership with Tuxedo Park Baptist Church
Carmel Christian Church is in partnership with TPBC to aid those in an area southeast of downtown Indianapolis where the needs are great. TPBC collects food, clothing, personal care items, and other small items necessary to have a home-like atmosphere for those in need. Prior to the pandemic, TPBC held a weekly dinner on Thursday nights to aid those in the neighborhood. Our congregation continues to look for ways to assist our partners at TPBC, financially and with donated household/clothing items.

Peace Garden.  We grow and produce over 800 pounds of fresh vegetables which is then given to our local food bank at Carmel United Methodist Church.  

Additional Projects
In addition to the projects listed above, Carmel Christian Church provides funding for various other local projects. 


Global Ministries “Adopt-a-Child” Program
On an individual basis, church members and groups participate in our denomination’s Adopt-a-Child Program offered through Global Ministries. For $25 – $30 per month, a child is sponsored at one of our partners’ orphanages/schools.

Global Ministries Alternative Gift Program
Each December, our Outreach Committee promotes the Global Ministries Alternative Gift Program. This provides a variety of projects in assorted price ranges that may be “given” to those on your gift list via a gift to one of our denomination’s partner projects around the world.

Overseas Mission/Study Opportunity
Periodic overseas mission/study trips are offered.  

Homeland Ministries Work Trips

A mission/service trip (whether in this general area or several states away) has typically been planned for youth and adults throughout the years. This effort continues through the Division of Homeland Ministries. We look forward to our next opportunity!

CWS Blankets+ Program
Opportunity is given to participate in Church World Service’s Blanket+ Program (formerly “Tools of Hope”). This program assists those in need around the world providing such items as blankets, tents, food, tools, seeds, wells, literacy training and microcredit loans. Additional support has been provided through the CWS Alternative Gift Program, and Health Kit, School Kit, and Clean-Up Kit Programs.

CROP Hunger Walk
Carmel Christian Church is an active participant in the annual Hamilton County CROP Hunger Walk, providing funding, walkers, and leadership.