At Heritage, we believe God is calling a people to himself from every tribe, tongue, people and nation. (Rev. 5:9) Our responsibility, as described in Matthew 28:18, is to deliver the Gospel to those people that we might joyfully exalt God together for eternity.
As John Piper says, "Missions exists because worship doesn't." Wherever there are people who do not worship God -- whether they live next door or on the other side of the world -- there's a need for the life-changing Gospel of Christ that is the power of God unto salvation.
West 5th Street
We have a continuing ministry in one of the most urban areas of Owensboro. Our goal is to build relationships with residents by investing in their lives and then bring the Gospel to them in a natural context of friendship. To that end, we do monthly cookouts (with free food) at the local park, hold a weekly Sunday evening Bible study and try to spend time getting to know the neighborhood kids. One of our members even leads a Zumba class in the neighborhood community center for more contact with the local women.
DCHS Bible Study
For fifteen years, Pastor Ted has led a weekly Bible study at Daviess County High School, the largest high school in the county. For 30 minutes every Thursday morning before school begins, he presents the Gospel, talks about real issues that affect the lives of teenagers. Pastor Ted frequently brings in guest speakers (along with milk and doughnuts, of course).
Various members of the congregation minister weekly at several area retirement and nursing homes.
Two different men from Heritage visit the Daviess County Detention Center the second Sunday of each month to share the truth of the Gospel with the inmates.
On Sunday evenings our pastoral assistant, Jonathan Christman, leads a time of worship and bible study with 35–50 Southeast Asian Indians in Louisville, KY. These families come from different states in India (mostly Kerala) with diverse religious backgrounds – Roman Catholic, Marthomite, Eastern Orthodox, Pentacostal, Brethren, Hindu, etc. Our desire is to preach and teach the gospel, see lives transformed while attempting by the grace of God to bring some level of doctrinal unity in the midst of such diversity. Our hopes and prayers are that this prayer fellowship will become local church laboring among the more that 10,000 Indians residing in Louisville.
In 2009 we did an 8 week study on the subject of parenting. Tim Hoak and Pastor Ted Christman team taught this series. You may download the audio files from the Indian Fellowship website or watch the videos from the same series on this site.