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Men of Forward, the Mens Conference is one week from tomorrow!!! We are excited to see that so many men have already signed up, but there’s still room for more! If you haven’t had a chance to respond yet, contact Jeff or John and let them know you can make it. You won’t want to miss this event!

Come out and hear speakers from our Forward Church family. You will learn what a strong man of God looks like according to the Scriptures. Stronger men of God in their homes lead to stronger families, which leads to a stronger local church, which leads to a stronger impact for Christ in our community and the world.

You can sign up this Sunday at the Welcome Desk.

Contacts: Jeff Poe at or (502) 544-9153
John Blanton at or (502) 572-4887

ForKids families, we are having a special kids choir performance on Sunday, November 5th! This is for our ForKids children ages 4 years old through 5th grade. Rehearsals will be on Sunday, October 22nd and Sunday, October 29th immediately following the church service in the Propel room.  Sign up today at the Welcome Desk.

It’s not too late to join our Women’s Bible study at the church called “Knowing God by Name”. This group will meet Thursdays from 6:00-7:30pm for 7 weeks. 

Study description: In Knowing God by Name: A Personal Encounter, author Mary Kassian focuses on 35 Hebrew names of God that describe His character, His relationships, and His purpose. As you learn the significance of each ancient word, you’ll be awestruck by the Lord’s magnificence and your heart compelled to worship and praise Him.

Sign up at the Welcome Center today!
Contact Beth Grider with any questions,

MERGE is for anyone ages of 18-29 yrs old. So if you are looking for connection and community, then this group if for you. Our MERGE ministry meets every other Monday evening of the month. We eat a meal together and have a devotion time taught by Forward leaders. The goal is to encourage you and help you navigate life by seeing every situation through a Biblical worldview.

Our next meeting is Monday, Oct. 9th, 6:30-9pm.

Download the Stack Team App. Then search for MERGE@forward. Simply ask to join in Team App. For any further questions, you can contact Tanya Crouse at or text to (812) 989-3419.

Our next House of Prayer night will be Thursday, October 12th from 7-8:30pm.
This is a relaxed atmosphere. Simply show up to the church building and you will be guided in simple ways to pray. It’s so easy even kids can participate, so bring the whole family.
*Note: childcare is not provided. 

Fortify is a men’s prayer group that meets Monday evenings at 6:30pm at the church. Men of Forward feel free to join in any Monday night!

Currently we are studying “The Weight of Your Words” based on a book by Joseph Stowell. This study equips believers to honor God with our language.

Reach out to Vince Garmon with any questions. Email to


Men of Forward Tuesday morning Bible Study. Meeting at Coffee Crossing in downtown New Albany from 7:00-8:00 and studying through the books of 1 Timothy & 2 Timothy. Join them any Tuesday morning.

If you have any questions, reach out to Brent Kulwicki at (812) 989-2717.

Ladies of Forward, we have some lovely neighbors at The BreakAway. There are about 16 ladies living there and we want them to feel welcomed to come to worship with us at Forward (they live just a block away). To get to know them better, we are providing a meal and eating with them on the 4th Sunday of each month at 6pm.

We will have a special holiday meal in early December for the ladies.

There is a sign up sheet at the Welcome Center for about 4 ladies each month to put together a meal to take and share! For questions text or call Tonia Hatfield 502-724-6395.

Class meets every Sunday morning from 9-10:00 am.  We are studying verse by verse through the book of 2 Peter.

If you have any questions please reach out to Dave Hollander at (502) 645-4051 or


We have a “Community Corner” that’s to the right of our coffee area. This is a place to post community events or service and job opportunities. Be sure to check it out Sunday to look for upcoming events and opportunities within our community.

If you have something you would like to post on the Community Corner wall you can contact Brittany at to get the application form.


If you are interested in becoming a member of Forward, contact Pastor Neil at!

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Chest Of Joash

The Chest of Joash provides an opportunity to give above and beyond the normal tithe. The money from it goes directly to work needed done on our building.

In 2 Chronicles 24 we find Joash repairing the temple and a chest was set outside of it for people to bring a tithe that was used to pay the workers restoring the temple. Verse 10 says, “And all the princes and all the people rejoiced and brought their tax and dropped it into the chest until they had finished.”

A huge THANK YOU to all of you who have joyfully donated just as the Israelite officials and people did!

You can give to the Chest of Joash by clicking the button below and selecting “Chest of Joash” in the drop down menu.

Chest of Joash Giving

Volunteer Opportunities

1 Peter 4:10, “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace:”

We’re encouraging and challenging everyone to take the step to get connected in serving on a team with us at Forward! We have many opportunities to serve:

  • forKids (Nursery, Toddlers/Twos, The Clubhouse/Pre-K, God City/K-1st, The Dig/2nd-5th)
  • Propel Middle (meets Sunday mornings) and Propel High (meets Wednesday evenings)
  • Greeters and Ushers
  • Starting Point Guides
  • Security Team
  • Tech Team
  • Outreach Team
  • Prayer Team

For any area you may be interested in or want more information on, click the “Serve With Us!” button below and we’ll get you started!

Serve With Us!