Connecting

Community
Serving
Being Equipped

What does it look like to get connected at College Park?

We know that just showing up to a service is not the full experience of what it means to be a part of a church.  Instead, God wants our lives deeply connected to one another and to him, and we live that out through a few different facets of his Church.

Being connected involves relationships and ministry.

  • "Am I known by others and do I know them in relationship?" Strong relationships are built through both formal church-led events as well as informal connections and life-on-life discipleship. 
  • "Am I involved in the ministry of the church?"  Connection happens through engaging in the actual ministry opportunities of the church: participating in ministries and finding places to serve.

What are ways you can start connecting in relationship and ministry?  We would love to help you connect through community, serving, and being equipped.

Community

Community with other believers is one of the most special things on earth.  In fact, Jesus told us that is how the watching world will know that we belong to him (John 13:35).

While there are too many ways to list how members can develop relationships with one another at College Park, we have intentionally developed a few ways that you can specifically get and stay connected with others in intimate spiritual community:

Small Groups

Small Groups are the primary way we pursue biblical community together, and we have Small Groups of many different ages and stages that meet throughout greater Indianapolis on various nights of the week so that everyone at College Park can experience Christ-centered, Word-based life together with others.

Check out our Small Groups page for more details and to sign up for a Small Group.

Adult Big Groups

Every Sunday morning, our Adult Big Groups provide a large-format structure of teaching and involvement in the lives of others.  To find out where these groups meet, check out the Adult Big Groups page.

Bible Studies

Both men’s and women’s Bible studies happen throughout the week so that we can engage deeply with God’s Word as we engage with one another.  More details about time and location of these groups can be found on the Men’s Ministry and Women’s Ministry pages.

Serving

Self-sacrifice is a key marker of the life of every Christian.  It is what Jesus modeled for us and what he empowers us to do for his glory.  But he also says that it is how we find long-lasting joy in him.  Jesus taught, “whoever loses his life for my sake will find it” (Matt. 16:25). That is why it is important that every believer finds places where they can give their life away for God’s glory and the good of others.

In order to help those who are a part of College Park find a place to serve, we have a Serve page devoted to finding out more about all the opportunities there are to serve within the church.  

Serve at College Park

 

Being Equipped

God gave his church teachers and shepherds “to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ” (Ephesians 4:12).  And there are many opportunities to find this equipping at College Park.

Through classes, forums, and events, we want those who are a part of our church family growing and being equipped for their life’s ministry to both fellow believers and to the outside world.

To find out opportunities to be equipped, check out our Events calendar where you can see various opportunities that relate to you and how you can be trained for the inner growth and outward effectiveness God has for you.

Ongoing opportunities for being equipped include:
  • Adult Big Groups: weekly large groups for learning God’s Word in a classroom-style environment
  • College Park Institute: quarterly classes on biblical and theological topics
  • Growing classes: semester-long courses in discovering how we grow and change according to God’s Word and can help others to do the same
  • Women’s Ministry events, Bible studies, and discipleship
  • Men’s Ministry events
  • 20somethings ministry Sunday gathering
  • Journey In Missions nights
  • Marriage classes and panels
  • College Table Talk gatherings
  • Financial Counseling

If you have any questions about connecting at College Park, contact Bob Martin at 317.875.0282.

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