Our Witness Ministry Team facilitates the outreach and justice ministries at Central. This team coordinates community outreach, world outreach and social justice ministries at Central. For more information regarding each ministry click here.

Hunger and Poverty

  • Food Pantry

  • Thrift Shop

  • Social Worker (including fundraising for Pastor’s Discretionary Fund)

  • Wheeler Mission Overflow

  • Easter Breakfast

  • Christmas Families

  • Habitat for Humanity

  • Blanket Sunday

  • CROP Walk

  • Equal Exchange

  • Bread for the World

Inclusion and Equity

  • Central Justice Network (also works with other sub-teams on advocacy for their issues)

  • AIDS Walk

  • Guatemala Trip

  • PRIDE

  • Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance

  • Anti-Racism Work

  • Disability Awareness

  • Immigration/Refugees

Creation Care

  • Green Chalice

  • Indiana Green Chalice (Disciples)

  • Indianapolis Green Congregations (Ecumenical)

  • Teter Farm

Food Pantry

The Food Pantry is open the 2nd and last Saturdays of each month. This team coordinates the 40 plus volunteers and manages the operation of the pantry.  Currently the pantry serves an average of 185 individuals each month, representing an average of 90 households. The food that is distributed is purchased from Gleaner’s Food Bank, donated by the congregation, or purchased using the money in the budget - or from designated funds.   

We are grateful to the Indianapolis Fruit Co. for partnering with us to assist with provisions for our downtown neighbors by donating fresh produce each month. 

Thrift Shop

Central’s Thrift Shop is open every Monday from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM. The Thrift Shop is also open the last Saturday of each month (during the Food Pantry) from 10-11:30am. Staffed entirely by volunteers, the Thrift Shop offers clothing, shoes, and miscellaneous household items at reasonable prices, with money raised going to support ministries in our community. A longtime partnership with Zionsville Christian Church provides essential volunteers as well as donated items.

Free Clothing

The Free Clothing Shop at Central officially opened in 2003 and is open for business each Monday from 10 AM to 1 PM. Those in need of clothing may come once every two months and shop for an outfit. In addition to clothing, the Free Clothing Shop provides a hygiene kit to each client which includes a toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, washcloth, deodorant, and a razor. 

This ministry is grateful for financial donations as well as clothing, pillows, blankets, coats, shoes and hygiene items. If you are free on a Monday morning, come down and visit with those who are working.