about us

Bartlett Chapel has always embodied what it means to be the church: not a building, but a people. We are a community of growing disciples, committed to Jesus Christ, empowered by the Holy Spirit, united together in the love of God, and called to make the love of Christ real to others.

Since 1860, Bartlett Chapel has grown from a tiny, one-room church by the side of the road to a friendly and caring spiritual congregation of approximately 300. Our current campus, situated on twelve acres of land, includes the main building, a picnic area, a softball field, a children's playground, and a parsonage. None of this could have been possible without the help of God, faith, and patience, along with years of love, working together, and praying together. We praise God for our blessings!

romans 12:15-16

“Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another.”

We worship together.

We learn together.

We serve together.

We laugh, and cry, together.

We pray together.

We make God’s love real, together.

Are you a seeker? We invite you to be part of the journey.

Do you wrestle with life’s issues? We invite you to be part of the journey.

Do you have questions about your faith? We invite you to be part of the journey.

All are welcome here. Be part of the journey!

There is a place for everyone at Bartlett Chapel. We are an active community of followers, knowing that we are imperfect and messy. Our guiding principles are grace, compassion, and personal witness. We practice these principles, especially through social engagement and service here in our local community on the west side of Indianapolis.

Our foundation is in the Wesleyan tradition. We hold to the traditional doctrines of Christian faith, with Jesus at the center.

Member Congregation of the Global Methodist Church

Our mission

In our worship, we desire to surrender to and be fully devoted to one God—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We are passionate about what is important to God.

Jesus calls those who follow Him to love God wholeheartedly and love their neighbors as themselves. Our desire is to demonstrate to the world the extravagant love of God in the person of Jesus Christ.

We have been entrusted with a lifesaving and transforming message that we must share with others. Our witness is bold, compelling and fearless. Our mission advances when individuals become disciples of Jesus Christ and join God’s mission to make more disciples.

Our Mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ who worship passionately, love extravagantly, and witness boldly.

our vision

Through our ministries, we desire to share the whole counsel of God with all peoples and to advance the presence and fulfillment of the Kingdom of God in every part of the world and at all levels of societies and cultures. The Global Methodist Church is committed to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, the inspiration and authority of the Scriptures, and the work of the Holy Spirit in conveying God’s truth and grace to all people.

We are a global church that recognizes and deploys the gifts and contributions of each part of the church, working as partners in the gospel with equal voice and leadership. Our witness to the world is marked by mutual love, concern, sharing, and a focus on those who are most vulnerable. We watch over one another in love and bear witness to the transforming power of the Good News as we humbly, but boldly, strive to serve others as ambassadors of Christ!

Our Vision is to join God in a journey of bringing new life, reconciliation, and the presence of Christ to all people, and to helping each person reflect the character of Christ.

our logo

The circles intersect at the center of the cross of Jesus Christ, the symbol of our deliverance from our slavery to sin and fear of death. The outer circumference of the rings represents the globe. As a whole, the logo communicates God’s sending of the church into the world. The sky blue color reminds us that even though Global Methodists live all around the world, they are all united together in God’s great creation.

The Global Methodist Church’s logo brings together in its three circles the one God – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit – who alone we worship.