Thank You for Visiting Our Website!


We've been waiting for you!  It's true, because we believe that every person who comes into the circle of this special fellowship was sent by God Himself.  It's not by accident that you have visited our website.  So, above all else, we want to express Christ's love to you with genuine, heartfelt warmth.  We're eager to know you, and we're excited to share with you the marvelous ways God is working in our church.

If you visit us, it won't take long for you to discover that this is truly a family, rich in the relationships that matter most.  Growing together, we worship, we serve, we laugh, we cry, we learn, and we reach out to our world with life-transforming truth.  We reach out to you, as well.  Our doors are open. Our hearts are open, too.  If you've been thinking, praying, searching, and hoping for a place to belong, we say again - 




Sunday: Worship 10:00 AM - Children's Church 10:20 AM - Sermon Application Groups 11:00 AM
Wednesday: Thinking Biblically About... 6:30 PM 



Click Here to view the New City Catechism video for this week.

Children's Answer: Christ died willingly in our place to deliver us from the power and penalty of sin and bring us back to God.





Quiet Time Reflections

Our weekly Sunday Morning Gathering includes a time of sharing during which our folks reflect on the passages we’ve read and studied over the last week of personal devotions from the WOL Quiet Time Diary. 

The devotion passages for the week of June 9-15, 2024 are:

Sunday: Acts 13:1-13 - Monday: Acts 13:14-25
Tuesday: Acts 13:26-41 - Wednesday: Acts 13:42-52
Thursday: Acts 14:1-13 - Friday: Acts 14:14-28
Saturday: Acts 15:1-12

Let's all get involved! You may download the Quiet Time App online at 
Or see Bob Blair for the spiral-bound WOL Quiet Time Diary. 




June 2- June 23
Spiritual Bootcamp

We will be studying our new series, Spiritual Bootcamp, each Sunday, June 2-23, during our 10:00 AM Worship Service. The topics include: How to Study the Bible, How to Pray, How to Function in the Body of Christ, and How to Evangelize. Let's strengthen our spiritual lives together!

June 12
Thinking Biblically About...

This summer we will have a special time, every Wednesday, called Thinking Biblically About... This Wednesday will be held at the church on June 12, 2024, at 6:30 PM. The topic will be The Theology of Culture. There is always time for interaction. You should plan to be there.

June 16
Baby Dedication

As a part of our Worship Service on Sunday, June 16, 2024, we will be having a baby dedication. If your family would like to be a part of this special event, see Pastor Larry.

June 23
OBC Family Hike

Want to join the fun? Plan to be there, Sunday, June 23, 2024, at 4:30 PM. Meet at the East Duneland Trailhead, 198 S Jackson Street, Chesterton, IN. We'll go to the Vanderwier's (behind the church) after for hotdogs and s'mores.

June 29
Family Fun Day

Fun for the whole family at Indian Springs Lake, 600 Block of W Beam Street, Porter, IN, Saturday, June 29, 2024 from 3:00-6:00 PM. There will be fishing and great outdoor fun. Please provide your own transportation and fishing gear (both can be provided upon request). Bait, snacks and water will be provided. Click Here to register.

If you plan to fish and are over 18, you will need a fishing license. Kids under age 8 will need to be accompanied by an adult. 

June 30
Last Sunday Lunch

Join us for our Last Sunday Lunch, Sunday, June 30, 2024, at 12:15 PM, at Bench Warmer's Grille, 6028 Central Avenue, Portage, IN. You can sign up on the bulletin board at church. This is a great time for fellowship and meeting new people.

July 4
Fourth of July Parade

Donate your freezer pops now. We'll need a ton! And sign up with Martina Drewes to volunteer to walk the route. It can be a family event!

July 7
Prayer & Praise Service

Our next Prayer & Praise Service will be Sunday, July 7, 2024, at 6:00 PM at the church. This is a great time to pray for the life of the church and to receive all the latest updates on our missionary family. Everyone should be there!

July 8-12
Vacation Bible School

This year's Vacation Bible School theme is WildLIVE: Showcasing Christ's Character! CLICK HERE to register online now or register at the church on Monday, July 8, 2024 at 8:30 AM. If you would like to help with VBS see Lisa Blair. There are many ways you can be involved.


Have you ever felt that something was missing from your life?

CLICK HERE to get God's answer to that question.





If you have questions about salvation, Biblical counseling or discipleship, baptism or church membership, please contact one of our elders:

Pastor Larry Starett, Bob Blair or Wayne Vanderwier



Contact Us


1401 Porter Avenue
Chesterton, IN 46304

Facebook: Open Bible Church of Chesterton


  June 2024