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The Forward Church Staff and Elders would like to send out a huge THANK YOU to everyone who generously gave to the Friends Forever Fund! Your giving surpassed our goal of $125,000!! All glory to God!

These donations have allowed us to put a new roof on the building and provide 30,000 meals to Haitian children through Mission of Hope. Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the meal packing event on Saturday, February 10th here at the church building.


As we kick off the New Year, we want to put a resource in your hands to spend the first 30 days of 2024 praying over someone in your life that doesn’t know Jesus.

Prayer is at the core of every great movement in Church history.  If we want to see a great movement of God in our time, that movement begins with each of us committing to prayer.

The North American Mission Board has produced this booklet to guide you in praying for one person in your life. This prayer guide will help you know what to pray and give specific Scriptures as well.  Please feel free to grab one in the atrium this Sunday and begin praying over your one!


Here at Forward Church we have an incredible middle and high school youth ministry that meets every Wednesday evening from 7-8:30PM at the church. Led by Pastor Blake Belles, with help from some amazing volunteer leaders, this gathering focuses on solid Biblical teaching, real-life application, and a little bit of fun thrown in.
If you have a middle school or high school student who wants to grow in their faith and connect with others their age, join us any Wednesday.

Contact Blake Belles at with any questions.

Our next House of Prayer will be Thursday, January 11th from 7:00-8:00pm at the church. This is always for the whole family. Simply show up and you will be guided in how to pray on your own or with your families.
*Note: childcare is not provided.

Happy holidays from the Forward MERGE family!! 

We had a great turnout for our MERGE first annual Christmas party! There were beautiful decorations, a wonderful meal, and fun games. We are so blessed by these young people.

If you are a young adult, married or single, ages 18-29 yrs., and are looking for a community of people that are serious about growing in faith, then this group is for you! We gather together every other Monday evening in one of the leaders’ homes. The new year is a great time to jump in!

Our next meeting is Monday, January 8th from 6:30-8:30PM. Dinner is always provided. Our lesson begins at 7pm, so come later if you are unable to make it for dinner. We just request that you RSVP.

Sign up today at the Welcome Desk in the atrium and a leader will get you connected.

At Forward Church, it is our goal to provide as many opportunities for discipleship as possible. Here is another way to grow your faith and connect to your Forward Church family.

Sunday, January 7th we will begin an 8 week verse-by-verse study focusing on the seven churches of Revelation found in chapters 1-3. We’ll be studying the characteristics of each church and how it applies to us today. Class begins at 9am and is open to all! If you will need childcare, please reach out to Brittany Blanton at

Contact Dave Hollander at with any study questions.

*Note: No classes on Sunday, December 24th & December 31st.  

New Women’s Bible study beginning Monday, January 8th and meeting every other Monday.

The study is Jen Wilkin’s, God of Covenant: A Study of Genesis, chapters 12-50. This is a 10-week study meeting in a home in Georgetown. 

Contact Tonia with any questions at or stop at the Welcome Desk to sign up.

This mens Bible study group meets at the church Monday evenings at 6:30pm. January 8 the we will start a study on the book of Philippians.
*Note: January 1 – No group meeting

Reach out to Vince Garmin with any questions at

Tuesday morning Bible study: Meeting Tuesdays at Coffee Crossing in downtown New Albany from 7:00-8:00am and studying through the books of 1 Timothy & 2 Timothy.
Contact: Brent Kulwicki at (812) 989-2717


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!