Christian Emphasis - YMCA of Southwestern Indiana

Christian Emphasis

Christian Emphasis Team

The YMCA Christian Emphasis Team invite you to connect with other believers, meeting regularly throughout the year to share in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The team provides monthly prayer table times, distributes bibles and other Christian resources in order to edify, exhort, and strengthen our members, guests, family and friends. If you’d like to be a part of the Christian Emphasis Team, contact Grant Brown at 812.491.7726 or

Daily Devotional Text

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Women’s Bible Study

Lead by Ascension St. Vincent YMCA’s Colette Meadows and Bonita Stewart, this course covers the Fruit of the Spirit. Each week focus is on a different attribute associated with living in accord to the Holy Spirit: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-Control. Coffee and snacks will be provided each week, during this great opportunity for learning and fellowship.

Prayer Request

Our founding fathers started with prayer; thus, we continue with prayer. The YMCA was birthed when George Williams, 21, and two of his friends felt God leading them to a strategy of praying by name for the other 150 members of their drapery firm in London. As time went on, the staff members began to inquire about spiritual things and commit their lives to Christ.

Today, we want to continue our heritage by elevating prayer at our YMCA. We know prayer matters to God. We know it matters to our staff and members. Prayer works!

In each of our YMCAs, we have a prayer box, where we welcome members and staff to share their requests. We all need prayer! But, often, there are things that take place in our life where we need others to pray for us. Would you share your prayer request? Your request goes directly to our Director of Christian Mission, Grant Brown, so our prayer team pray for your request. Note: All prayer requests are kept confidential.

“Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.”   – JOHN 16:24


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“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” PHILIPPIANS 4:6-7