We welcome you to our site. We pray that you find the information you are seeking regarding our church and would love to have you join us for our worship services. If you have any questions regarding our church, please feel free to contact us.
Expect to hear about Jesus a lot:
We are all about Jesus here. He is our purpose for being.
Expect to be welcomed:
Many people come to the Liberty Mills Church and tell me, "This feels like coming home!" What a fantastic thing to hear! Showing the love of Jesus is the power of any church. Without it, we might as well close the doors.
Expect not to be judged:
Jesus once said,: " I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance." In other words, Jesus was saying " If you think you are righteous, I didn't come for you." At Liberty Mills we know better. We will always need God's forgiveness and his grace, and we try to give that same grace to others.
Expect to be comfortable:
Casual clothes are okay at Liberty Mills. We believe we bring our hearts to Jesus, not our dress.
Expect to be challenged:
Jesus did not call his disciples and say, " Come see me once a week and you're okay." Jesus said, "Come follow me." At Liberty Mills we believe, a daily, life-giving walk with Jesus is essential to having his joy. Come share that joy with us!
103 North Third Street Liberty Mills In 46946 Phone 260-982-6169
First Service (Traditional Service) - 8:30 a.m.
First service is a more traditional service. Music includes traditional hymns.
Sunday School - 9:45 a.m.
Along with classes for all ages of children, there are five adult Sunday School classes. One meets in the sanctuary and the other four meet in the basement. All adult classes are accessible via an elevator.
Fellowship Time - 10:30 a.m.
A time of fellowship is offered between the two services. Snacks and drinks are served in the basement during this time.
Second Services (Contemporary Service) - 11:00 a.m.
Second service is a more contemporary service. Music includes worship DVDs and praise choruses. This service offers nursery care for infants' birth-3 years old, and Junior Church for ages 4-5th grade.
Evening Service - 6:00 p.m.
Second and fourth Sundays at the church
Prayer Meeting - 6:00 p.m. every Tuesday
A time to intercede for personal, community, country and world concerns.
We are reaching upward to Christ growing in faith and unity...reaching out to all serving in love and compassion.
Liberty Mills Church of the Brethren accepts and teaches the inspiration of the Bible, the Holy Spirit, the virgin birth, deity of Christ and His pardon of our sins through his crucifixion, resurrection from the tomb, ascension and visible return as well as His future resurrection of the saved.
The churches objectives are:
Promote the Kingdom of God and proclaim the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Promote worship of the Triune (God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son and the Holy Spirit ).
Observe the following new Testament rites: baptism of believers, feet washing, communion, anointing with oil for the healing of the sick in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the laying on of hands.
We emphasize individual daily devotions, family worship for the home and taking care of the fatherless, widows, sick and aged.
The congregation currently known as the Liberty Mills Church of the Brethren has its roots in the Eel River Church of the Brethren near Silver Lake, Indiana which began in 1838. After weathering a split in 1852, the congregation continued to grow and built on their current site in 1860. At that same time they planted a church for their eastern most members which was called the East House or Plunge Creek Chapel. The first meetings were held in a school house until a church could be built.
In 1968, Eel River planted another off-shoot called the West House which is the current West Eel River Congregation.
Plunge Creek started a Sunday School in 1890 and Vacation Bible School in 1923. The Bible School continues today with only the interruption of two years during World War II and once since then when there were many illnesses in the community and it could not be held.
The Plunge Creek Chapel became an independent congregation in 1913. On April 12, 1929 the building burned to the ground. The congregation met in the Haines School building until they purchased the old Methodist Church building in Liberty Mills and became the Liberty Mills Church of the Brethren.
The 1940s were very busy ones for the congregation, with a major renovation in 1944, the hiring of Howard Kreider, its first full time pastor, and the purchase of a parsonage about two blocks from the church in 1949.
Another major renovation and addition followed in 1955 as well as the purchase of 170 acres of farm land near Liberty Mills. This land was farmed by the Men's Work group and over the years they were able to donate more than 40 heifers to the Prentiss Institute through Heifer Project, then an agency of the Church of the Brethren.
In 2011, a 1600 square foot addition was added to the building. This building project known as, Building for Christ, added much needed classrooms, enlarged the vestibule area and doubled the basement to accommodate church fellowships. Along with this addition a lift was added, making the building handicap accessible.