Life isn’t meant to be done alone. As we’re aiming to know, love, and worship God in a personal way, we’re also striving to know, love and support one another. Many opportunities or people of all ages and life stages are available at College Park to grow in your relationship with Jesus and with others through groups: Small Groups, Bible Studies, and Adult Big Groups.
Small Groups give us a great opportunity as Christ-followers to live life alongside one another. College Park Small Groups meet throughout the city and throughout the week. Most groups study the Scripture text from the previous sermon. Each Small Group is marked by three common group characteristics called our Small Group Essentials.
Community that is focused on Christ and intentionally opening God’s Word together will be a place that is shaped by God’s Word, focused on helping one another become more Christ-like, and rooted in biblical truth. Groups that want to form and/or continue as part of the Small Group ministry are committed to studying, memorizing, and obeying the Word of God together. This is the foundation of everything else we will seek to do within Small Group community at College Park. It’s far too easy for us to stay on the surface in our relationships. Being real and honest with others is often messy and painful, so it requires intentionality. But growth happens when we choose to engage, to ask the hard questions, to give authentic answers, and to let others into our lives. Biblical community is about living life together and being committed to walk through the good times and the hard times with one another—not just during the group meetings, but all throughout the week. This might mean meeting for dinner together, a group outing, an email or text to connect during the week, or being prompted by the Spirit to pray for and encourage a group member.
Three Small Group Essentials
Essential #1: Christ-Centered Focus on the Word
Essential #2: Intentionally Invasive
The more richly that groups engage with each other, the more they will need to be Christ-centered and focused on the Word. As groups grow closer, leaders and group members should ask questions about one another’s hearts, relationships, or backgrounds that don’t normally come up in a surface-level social group. This depth leads us to the beautiful reality of seeing our need for Jesus individually and collectively.
Essential #3: Living Life Together
College Park Small Groups meet at least twice a month. Life together requires time together, and we want our groups to have it.
Community that is focused on Christ and intentionally opening God’s Word together will be a place that is shaped by God’s Word, focused on helping one another become more Christ-like, and rooted in biblical truth. Groups that want to form and/or continue as part of the Small Group ministry are committed to studying, memorizing, and obeying the Word of God together. This is the foundation of everything else we will seek to do within Small Group community at College Park.
It’s far too easy for us to stay on the surface in our relationships. Being real and honest with others is often messy and painful, so it requires intentionality. But growth happens when we choose to engage, to ask the hard questions, to give authentic answers, and to let others into our lives.
Biblical community is about living life together and being committed to walk through the good times and the hard times with one another—not just during the group meetings, but all throughout the week. This might mean meeting for dinner together, a group outing, an email or text to connect during the week, or being prompted by the Spirit to pray for and encourage a group member.
Join A Small Group
When you’re ready to join a Small Group, click the button below to find the Small Group Finder. This tool will allow you to see open Small Groups by geographic location. You can filter results based on day of the week that the group meets as well as the time of the day they meet. The search will provide you with the Small Group leader's contact information so you can reach out and plan to visit.
JOIN A NORTH INDY CAMPUS SMALL GROUP
Questions? Email Karesse Faull.
Lead A Small Group
We are always looking for qualified, spiritually mature College Park members who want to lead a Small Group and help others go deeper with Jesus. If you are interested in learning more about Small Group Leadership please feel free to fill out the application below. Once we receive it, we will schedule a meeting with you to hear more about your desire to lead. We also offer Small Group Leader trainings periodically throughout the year, and we require all potential leaders to go through this training.
If you'd like to learn more about becoming a Small Group Leader or begin the application process, contact Karesse Faull.
Bible Studies are weekly times to intentionally dig deeper into a particular topic or book of the Bible, enjoy fellowship, and spend time in prayer for others in the class. We offer several men’s and women’s Bible studies throughout the week.
We invite you to join in community with other women to study God’s Word and learn how the Bible and its truths equip us in our daily lives to know and treasure Christ. We build friendships and pray for one another, and it is our hope that our time together will ignite a passion in you to follow Jesus.
Fishers Women's Bible Studies
Each semester we offer women's Bible studies—both daytime and evening studies—to help women grow deeper together in God’s Word.
Studies for this semester have ended but more will launch in the Fall. If you have any questions or would like to connect with other women at College Park Fishers, please contact Mary Novotny.
North Indy Spring 2017 Women's Bible Studies
Tuesday Morning Study
9:15-11:30 a.m. | May 9 - June 20
Wednesday Evening Study
6:15-8:15 p.m. | May 10 - June 21
For both the morning and evening study this spring, we are offering a College Park original study on 2 Peter called, "Know Him, Grow in Him," written by Pat Barnes and Karen Pourcho. Each week, women will gather in small groups to discuss the study guide and then will come together with the larger group for teaching.
To sign up for the Bible study and for child care, please choose the correct link below.
If you will only need childcare for when school/Awana concludes, there is a childcare option for that. In addition to registering your child, please e-mail Jane Schuth to notify her of what date your child will be joining childcare. Please do this promptly as this option has limited space.
Questions about a North Indy Women's Bible Study? Email Jane
North Indy Women Next Door
Women Next Door is designed to help women bring the transforming message of God's Word to their neighborhoods. Has God been tugging at your heart to reach out to your neighbors with the love of Christ? Have you been thinking that the Lord may want you to start a Bible Study for women right where you live? Or, perhaps you are already involved in reaching out to your neighbors and would like to link arms with us. Our desire is to support you in prayer and provide ideas, formats, and materials. Together, God can use us to capture the hearts of women for Christ across the landscape of our city. Let's pray to the Lord of the harvest, that we might be used to further His kingdom. If you are looking to get involved in this initiative or if you have any questions, contact Jane
Men’s Bible Studies
Men’s Bible Studies are a great way to grow in your understanding of who God is and what He has done. Studying the Word or another Christian book alongside other men provides a context where men can sharpen each other’s minds and apply the gospel to each other’s hearts as they press in to know Christ together. Each Bible study at College Park looks a little bit different. Some studies are bigger and some are smaller. Some study different books of the Bible and some study topics. But each study has the same goal: growing together in Christ as we work on rigorously applying God's Word to our lives. We would love to have you join us.
Fishers Men's Bible Studies
This study meets weekly, on Saturday mornings at 7 a.m. and is open to new men at any time as they walk through the New Testament.
This Bible study meets every other Wednesday morning from 7-8 a.m. to study Colossians.
North Indy Men's Bible Studies
Wednesday Evening Studies
John Mathews Study | 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. | Offsite
Clyde Wiles Study | 6:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. | E|112
Thursday Morning Studies
Deeper | 6:00 a.m. - 7:15 a.m. | Commons
Faithful Men | 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. | B|1–B|3
Friday Morning Studies
AMEN | 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. | Commons
The Basement Study | 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. | B|1
Questions about a North Indy Men's Bible Study? Contact Luke Humphrey.
Adult Big Groups
Adult Big Groups are community-oriented adult Bible classes that allow you to engage in a smaller context on Sunday mornings. You’ll enjoy a more intimate community with teachings from the Scripture.
Adult Big Groups meet on Sunday mornings during the second service at the College Park North Indy unless otherwise noted.
Adult Big Groups are as diverse as the people that are in them, so we recommend visiting several to get a feel for their structure. You can jump in at any time or try several before making a selection.