At Englewood, we think of ourselves as a real community, not primarily as a religious institution. Communities share a common life with common hopes, the valuing of common virtues and engaged with common work. Our large strategic initiatives…Daystar Childcare and Infant Learning Center, Englewood Community Development Corporation and Englewood Review of Books…are expressions of our common hopes, virtues and work.
However, these initiatives are not the exclusive expression of our common life. We have found numerous ways to be a permeable presence in our beloved neighborhood and city. Our life of love and care for one another flows naturally into our neighborhood, and the life of our neighbors flows naturally into Englewood. The way of Jesus compels us to truly love neighbor and enemy in concrete and tangible ways.
Englewood Community Development Corporation (ECDC)
ECDC works to provide an excellent quality of life for those in our neighborhood and the surrounding community. This plays out in providing and managing affordable and accessible housing for neighbors, recruiting and expanding small businesses, working with individuals to find fair employment opportunities, and advocating for amenities such as recreational facilities, multi-modal transit, environmental equity, and neighborhood-based arts and creative place-making projects.
DayStar Childcare &
Infant Learning Center
DayStar provides a safe, loving, developmentally appropriate environment for children of diverse backgrounds throughout the greater Indianapolis area. As an expression of Englewood Christian Church, DayStar provides quality, affordable early childhood education for families with children 6 weeks to 12 years of age.
Englewood Review of Books
Launched in 2008, The Englewood Review of Books is a weekly online book review that we publish. We focus on covering books related to the themes of community, mission, imagination, and reconciliation, and hope to cultivate a vision of Reading for the Common Good, a way of reading that is driven primarily not by one’s personal desires but by an attentiveness to the communities in which we are embedded: church, family, neighborhood, workplace. The books we review are not necessarily books from the “Christian market,” but we hope that they will be vital to fostering Christian faithfulness in our increasingly Post-Christian age. We also provide weekly poetry that aligns with both the Revised Common Lectionary and Narrative Lectionary.
Our podcast is an ongoing, thoughtful conversation about the reading life brought to you by editors and contributors of the ERB. Hosted by Jen Pollock Michel, and joined by a rotating cast of ERB contributors, panelists discuss how they engage in reading, what it means to read well, and of course the books and writers they enjoy. Expect lively discussions about books from all genres, from a rotating group of writers and readers who care about reading well.