Bishop Michael J. Coyner scheduled to welcome entry.point church into the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church on June 1st


After 10 years of operating as a satellite location of St. Luke’s United Methodist church and The Garden, entry.point church was launched in October, 2013 as an independent congregation.

Bishop Coyner

Bishop Coyner

And on Sunday, June 1, 2014, Bishop Michael J. Coyner, “Bishop Mike,” as he is known, is scheduled to officially welcome entry.point church as a congregation in the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church over which he presides.

Rev. Stanley D. Abell, entry.point’s pastor commented, “It is an exciting time in the life of our congregation. Together, we are laying the foundation for a truly unique community as we work toward our vision:

We are open faith community where people of diverse background and life experience will find a safe and creative space to explore and deepen their individual faith journeys.”

 “As I sat in Bishop Mike’s office last month and shared our passion and vision for the future, he and our District Superintendent Bert Kite could not have been more supportive. I explained to them that our passion as a congregation was to open our doors more widely than ever. I told them we want to become more inclusive and more welcoming—again, both could not have been more affirming of us as a congregation.”

“We strive to be unlike any other church.  We aren’t here to fix people or require people to fit a common mold.”

“Bring your questions about faith and spirituality. We’ll dive into them together.

And we also do the kid thing. They are a huge part of their parents’ journey, plus they have a kid path that is both wonderful and vulnerable. Their unique entry.points are especially important.

We love people as they are, and we also love helping them grow into who they would like to become.

We love that we don’t have to think outside the box . . . because we don’t even have a “box.” As a faith community that isn’t tied to a specific bricks and mortar existence, we have the flexibility to be where we need to be, when we need to be there.

We love the innate, giving nature of people to support their community – whether it’s their neighborhood, their school, their church, their favorite charities or the stranger they just met — and leave everything they touch a little better than when they found it.

We love the journey. We love your journey.

Entry.point church services are held at 10:30am each Sunday at The Mansion at Oak Hill, 116th Street and Hazel Dell Parkway. Their unique worship, the prayer, contemporary music, video clips and message are creatively aligned to reach each person in both mind and heart, inspiring new inquiry and new actions. Join entry.point for coffee, bagels and a very unique and positive worship experience.

Additional information available through Rev. Stanley D. Abell, entry.point church pastor at: (317) 366-2574 or

Bishop Michael J. Coyner, “Bishop Mike,” as he is known, presides over the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church, where he oversees the life and ministry of over 1,200 United Methodist congregations in Indiana, including over 200,000 members organized into10 districts. 


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