6102 Sunnyside Rd. ​ Indianapolis, IN 46236

Come to Christ

You may have heard different ideas about salvation.

Perhaps you think it’s about being a “good person” – so that you can go to heaven when you die. Perhaps you think that it’s something you earn by doing good deeds – and something you might lose if you do enough bad things.

Maybe, you’re not sure what salvation is about at all…

What is Salvation?

God is our Creator. The Maker of everything that was, is, or ever will be. Here’s the incredibly good news… God, awesome and all-powerful, wants a relationship with you. A personal relationship. He wants to live every day of your life with you, and wants that relationship to last beyond this life, into eternity.

Here’s the problem… Our sin keeps us from this relationship with God. It separates us from Him, breaking His heart and leaving us lost. We can’t solve this heart issue, but God can. God sent His son to repair the broken relationship. Jesus came to our world and sacrificed Himself by dying on a cross to pay for our sin. Through this sacrifice, God gives us new life.

It’s not about joining a church or religion. It’s about stepping into a relationship with your Creator that lasts forever, and experiencing a full life with God here and now.

Would You Like to Come to Christ?

We would love to talk more and walk with you!


Baptism is going public about your faith in Jesus. It’s your chance to admit your sinfulness, follow the model that Jesus himself set, and declare to the world that you have a heart-felt commitment to follow Him. It’s the next step after salvation.

“The old has gone. The new has come.” – 2 Corinthians 5:17

“…Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins… – Acts 2:38

How do I know if I am ready?

Jesus forgives our sins when we place our faith and trust in Him. We are saved when we acknowledge that it’s only by the sacrifice of His death and the miracle of His resurrection that we are made clean and whole. At Summit, we call this “coming to Christ.”

If you’ve come to Christ, you are ready to be baptized.

In a marriage ceremony, the bride and groom exchange rings and publicly profess their love for and dedication to one another – in front of God, their friends, and their family. Similarly, when we are baptized, we publicly profess our love for and dedication to Jesus. We establish ourselves as His followers – His disciples.

What does baptism symbolize?

  • You are done with your old life (going underwater) and you have started a new life in Christ (coming out of the water).
  • Jesus has cleansed you of sin through your faith.
  • You publicly pledge to follow Christ.


Baptism is an act of obedience, not a requirement for salvation. We fully immerse underwater because Jesus modeled this as the way to publicly acknowledge our faith in Him.

What about infant baptism or christening?

  • Some churches choose to christen or baptize infants.

    While Summit Church recognizes the right of other churches to practice infant christening, we interpret Scripture to instruct that only those who place their faith in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sin qualify for baptism.

    Baptism does not make you a believer; rather, it shows that you ARE a believer.


Ways to Get Involved:

Join a Ministry: Explore our diverse ministries, from worship and music to children’s and youth ministries. Find a group and join in!

Volunteer Opportunities: We have ongoing volunteer opportunities in various areas, such as community outreach, and event planning. Your time and talents can make a significant impact on those in need.

Small Groups: Connect with fellow members through small groups, where you can grow in your faith, study the Bible, and develop meaningful friendships.

Missions and Outreach: Join us in spreading God’s love beyond our church walls by participating in local and global mission trips and outreach programs.

Share Your Story

We are a church community where life-changing stories are being written every day. Watch and listen to these powerful stories of God’s grace and mercy in the lives of everyday people just like us. At Emmanuel Church, God is writing a story of His restoration and redemption in the lives of people in our community.