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A BIG thank you to everyone involved with our Mission of Hope meal packing event last Saturday!! We had nearly 150 of our Forward family come out to help pack meals! It was such a great time of serving together and it only took us a little over 2 hours to pack the 30,000 meals.

The pallets of food were picked up mid week and are now on trucks ready to be shipped to Haiti! Thank you to all the hands that prepared the meals and for each and every prayer that was lifted up on behalf of this ministry.

This is the last week to sign up for the upcoming Membership Class.

Whether you are new to the church, have questions about what we believe, or are considering becoming a member of Forward, join us for this class. We will meet Sunday, February 25th, immediately following the service. Lunch will be provided, so please let us know you are coming by signing up at the Welcome Center.

New! Womens Bible study
True Spirituality: Becoming a Romans 12 Christian by Chip Ingram, beginning February 28th!

“Christians today live in a  world that is activity-heavy and relationship-light. The result is spiritual emptiness. We struggle to know what God wants FROM us and FOR us …. and we’re unsure what a real relationship with God really looks like.

This was never God’s idea! HIS idea of faith isn’t about rules or religion – it’s about relationship. In Romans 12, God gives us a clear picture of what Christians should look like at the root level. If you’re ready to move beyond the motions of religion and experience a real relationship with God, your journey begins here.” – Chip Ingram

Ladies, please sign up at the Welcome Center to let us know you’re coming. Then join us Wednesday evenings at the church from 6:30-8pm beginning February 28th. See you there!


Click the button below to check out upcoming events and dates in our forKids ministry newsletter! Parents, if you haven’t signed up to receive our forKids’ monthly newsletter be sure to do that out at the forKids check in station.
forKids Newsletter

Mens Bible Study  – Areté: Cultivating a Life of Virtue 
This new mens Bible study began meeting this past Saturday, but it’s not too late to join in!

This 8-week men’s group will explore 2 Peter 1:5-8 and the list of attributes that Peter says can guard Christians from an unfruitful and ineffective life.

The group meets from 8:30-10:00 on Saturday mornings at Nomad Church Collective (1423 E. Oak Street in New Albany) beginning February 17th and is open to all men.


Women of Forward, go ahead and mark your calendars for Saturday, March 9th. We will be having a game night from 2-5pm here at the church. Games will be provided. Bring your favorite appetizer to share and invite a friend. See you there!


Our next House of Prayer is Thursday, March 14th from 7:00-8:00pm at the church.
*No childcare for this event, however, families are welcome. 


Sunday School class is every Sunday beginning at 9am in the classroom behind the Worship Center. We are currently studying verse-by-verse through Revelation, chapters 1-3.  All are welcome to join in any Sunday.  Contact Dave Hollander at for more info or questions.


Ladies of Forward, we need more help!

We have another opportunity to serve the ladies at the Breakaway house, which is located just down the road from the church, by providing a meal and visiting for a couple of hours with the ladies that live there.

Our next meal for them will be THIS Sunday evening, February 18th. We need around 4 more women to help bring a meal. Sign up Sunday at the Welcome Center if you are able to jump in and help. For questions text or call Tonia Hatfield (phone number provided at the Welcome Center).

All men of Forward are invited to join in Tuesday mornings for Bible study. Meeting at Coffee Crossing in downtown New Albany from 7:00-8:00am, the men will be studying through the book of Proverbs.
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!