Fishers Campus

Sundays, 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.

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Summer 2017

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WE HOPE YOU WILL JOIN US THIS SUNDAY

Where is College Park Fishers?

Beginning Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017 College Park Fishers will meet at Fall Creek Junior High, located at 12001 Olio Road. 

What time is the service?

We have two services each Sunday; 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Each service typically lasts an hour and 15 minutes. Feel free to come early, get your bearings, and grab a cup of coffee before the service begins. During the service, we offer Sunday School for children in Nursery through 6th grade. 

What to Expect

College Park Church's mission is to ignite a passion to follow Jesus. As a result, our singing, prayer, preaching, and other worship elements are centered around Jesus Christ. Our hope is your heart is stirred to better love and follow Jesus through worship.

Some weeks we join the College Park North Indy campus for the sermon by viewing it on large screens, and other weeks, Chris Beals, the Fishers campus lead pastor will preach live. Chris' live sermons will soon become our primary delivery of preaching. 

About

Our Mission: WE EXIST AS A CHURCH TO IGNITE A PASSION TO FOLLOW JESUS

Our mission is simple: we want you to follow Jesus. That relationship begins with understanding the central message of the Bible: Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life, and no one comes to the Father but by Him (John 14:6). Our church exists to proclaim that simple but life-changing message in the Indianapolis-metro area and across the globe.

WE HAVE A FOUR-FOLD STRATEGY FOR MAKING OUR MISSION A REALITY:

Exalting Christ

Our aim is to lead you into the presence of Jesus through vibrant worship, compelling and real stories of God’s grace, observing church ordinances, and expositional teaching of God’s Word.

SERMONS

Experience Community

We believe we were made to live and do spiritual life with a community of people. At College Park, the chief ways we do that are through Small Groups, discipleship, communities through our ministries, and in building relationships with our neighbors next door.

JOIN A SMALL GROUP 

Embracing a Calling

You have gifts, talents, and abilities given to you by God, and we desire to show you how you could use those gifts to make a difference in the Kingdom. We want you to find a place to plug in by serving.

SERVE GO LOCAL GO GLOBAL

Equipping the Church

We believe and are devoted to helping you be equipped for godly life and ministry. We desire for our people to increase in their knowledge of God and obedience to Him as well as how to be growing in these areas. We also want you to be trained and mobilized to minister to others in Word and deed.

DISCIPLESHIP 

Our Beliefs

The Bible: We believe the Bible to be the verbally inspired Word of God, inerrant in the original manuscripts and the sufficient and final authority for all matters of faith, practice, and life. (II Timothy 3:16)

God: We believe God is triune, being three in person and one in essence. The Father, Son, and Spirit are equally God but are three in person. This God is the center of our worship. (Matthew 28:19-20)

The Father: We believe in the sovereign rule of the Father who assumes headship of all that He created and continues to care and sustain in providence all that exists. (Isaiah 40)

Jesus: We believe that the eternal Son took on human flesh, being born of a virgin, and that Jesus Christ is truly God and truly man, the only mediator between God and man. (Matthew 1:23-25, I Timothy 2:5, Philippians 2:5-7)

Sin: We believe that all have sinned and are under the condemnation of death. (Romans 3:23 and 6:23)

Atonement: We believe that Jesus, according to the will of God the Father, offered Himself as a substitutionary sacrifice and that all who believe in Him have eternal life. On the cross, Jesus defeated evil, sin and death. He shed His blood so that those who repent and believe will have life in Him as their Lord and Savior. (John 3:1, Romans 10:9-10)

Salvation: We believe that salvation is by grace through faith, and that true faith in the gospel will be made evident by a life of godliness, which is only possible by walking with the Holy Spirit, and by participation with the community of the saints. (Acts 2:42, Ephesians 2:10, Philippians 2:12, Hebrews 10:25)

Resurrection: We believe in the bodily resurrection of Jesus as the first fruits of our resurrection and His ascension into heaven to the right hand of the Father. We look forward in hope to His second coming in glory. (I Corinthians 15:3-8, II Peter 3)

Ordinances: We believe that baptism is a faithful response to God’s grace, signifying one’s identification with Christ and His church and the church’s privilege is to commune with the triune God and His people in celebrating the Lord’s Supper. (Acts 2:3)

The Church: We believe that the church is the pillar and foundation of the truth, sharing in God’s redemptive mission through proclamation of the gospel by word and deed, resulting in transformed lives committed to God’s glory. The church is the community where the people of God share their lives in fellowship with God and each other. (I Timothy 3:15, Matthew 28:19-20)

Eternity: We believe in a coming Great Day where all people -- the living and the dead -- will stand before God in order to hear His verdict concerning their eternal destiny, either heaven or hell. (Revelation 20:11-15, I Corinthians 3:12-15)

CONFESSION OF FAITH

OUR COVENANT

Members of College Park Church are committed to two different aspects of Christian life: what we believe together (summarized in our Statement of Faith) and what we live together (summarized in our Member Covenant).  Our Member Covenant explains the fundamentals of the Christian life, and how we can live together as Christians in a way that brings care and encouragement to one another and glory to God.

Read our MEMBER COVENANT

Interested in becoming a member? Check out our membership page

Fishers Staff

  Chris Beals, Lead Pastor

  Dustin Crowe, Director of Discipleship

  Tim Lukasiewicz, Worship Leader

 Heidi Sweet, Children's Ministry Coordinator

  Tyler Hershberger, AVL/Production Specialist

Fishers Elders

TBD

Ministries

Learn more about ministries at College Park Fishers. 

Children

Our desire is to ignite a passion in the next generation to follow Jesus with the aim that they would grow to be God-centered, Christ-exalting, Spirit-dependent, Bible-saturated, doctrinally-grounded, faith-filled, mission-minded, spiritually mature men and women of God.

Sunday Mornings

During the worship hour families are invited to worship together in the sanctuary, but we also provide child care for nursery children, as well as Sunday school classes for children in Preschool-6th grade during the 9:00 a.m. service and Preschool-2nd grade during the 10:45 a.m. service. 

For more information about Fishers Children's Ministry, please contact our Children's Ministry Coordinator, Heidi Sweet

Child Dedications

Parents who wish to participate in a Child Dedication ceremony at College Park Church must complete this form.

Child Dedications occur on Sunday morning during regular services. 

Having a baby or adopting?  

Congratulations! We want to share in your joy. Please let us know you are expecting a new baby by filling out our form or contacting Heidi Sweet.

Students

We invite students in 7th-12th grade to worship with their families during our Sunday morning services. Following each service, there is a gathering place in the back of the sanctuary with donuts that provides an opportunity for students to meet one another and our student ministry leaders.

The 7th through 12th-grade student ministry also meets on Tuesday nights from 7-9 p.m. for food, games, teaching, discussion, and prayer.

For more information about Fishers Student Ministry, please contact our student ministry leader, Dave Brown.

Men's Ministry

Jesus calls men to follow Him fully and boldly engage in His plan of redemption personally, with friends and families, and in the spheres of influence they have in our culture.

At College Park, our goal is for men to grow in their walk with Jesus and in significant, accountable, relationships with other men.

We believe that the best way for this to happen is through:

  • Sunday morning corporate worship
  • Small Groups

As men participate in these gatherings, their faith is built up and they are able to grow alongside other men and encouraged to use their gifts to serve the body. 

We also offer Men's Bible studies and events that focus on understanding and rigorously applying God's Word to our lives. Both are designed to supplement Sunday morning worship and Small Groups by providing another opportunity for men to come together and pursue Christ together in community.

Recommended Resources for Men:
  • John Piper, "Sexual Complementarity: The Pursuit of Biblical Manhood and Womanhood"
  • Wayne Gruden & John Piper, "Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood: A response to Evangelical Feminism"
  • Stuart Scott, "Biblical Manhood: Masculinity, Leadership, and Decision Making"

Questions about Men's Ministries? Contact Dustin Crowe.

Women's Ministry

College Park Fishers' Women's Ministry is a community of women engaging with God, His Word, and one another. Our desire is to provide women with an authentic, Christ-centered environment to facilitate friendship, growth, and joyful service to others.

We seek to do that by exalting Christ through the study of His Word, experiencing community, and embracing our call to go and serve. Beyond encouraging one another's involvement in Sunday morning worship and Small Groups, there are three additional aspects of our women's ministry:

  • Women's Bible Studies are a great way to grow in knowledge and application of the Bible and get to know other women. Currently, we offer two in the morning Women's Bible studies and one evening Women's Bible study.
  • Discipleship relationships enable women to fulfill God's commandment in Titus 2 for older women to teach and encourage younger women. A Titus 2 discipleship initiative is designed to foster mentoring relationships that encourage women to grow in their relationships with the Lord.
  • Social Events help women to get to know one another in a casual, fun environment. Social Events are for women of all ages and generally occur a few times a year to encourage women to build relationships with one another.

Questions about Women's Ministry? Contact Mary Novotny.

Outreach

Local outreach

We believe that the only hope for Fishers and our surrounding community is the gospel of Jesus Christ. As people who have experienced God's grace in the gospel, we want to see this same grace transform others in our community. We want to saturate our community with the good news of Jesus as we speak it with clarity and love in our homes, workplaces, schools, and neighborhoods.

The gospel also propels us into the community to serve others with kindness and compassion. By loving our neighbors with gospel words and gospel-motivated works we glorify God as we ignite a passion in those around us to follow Jesus.

Bridge-Building Events

At College Park Fishers, we want to build bridges of grace that are able to hold the weight of truth when we share the gospel with those who don't know Jesus. One of the best examples of a "bridge of grace" is simply building a relationship with someone in your life who does not know Jesus or have a church home. To help facilitate these types of relationships, we have specific Bridge-Building Events three times a year.

Bridge-Building Events are designed to offer a fun and unintimidating environment for people to interact with Christians and see the gospel on display.

For more information on upcoming Bridge-Building Events, contact Chris Beals.

Local Outreach Partners

College Park recognizes that the work of seeing the Indianapolis-metro area transformed by the gospel is too big for any church to tackle alone. That's why we believe in partnering with several organizations throughout our city. Together with these local partners, College Park seeks to speak words of gospel hope and show works of gospel love to those in Fishers and beyond.

We are currently praying and seeking the Lord's direction for establishing strategic partnerships in Fishers in the near future. 

Global Outreach

Why should we care about the world "out there" when there are so many needs right here at home? Because Jesus did, and continues to. He has given us the incredible assignment of making disciples of all nations and of being His witnesses to the ends of the earth. (Matt. 28:19,20; Acts 1:8)

Along with College Park North Indy, we support missionaries and strategic outreach partners throughout the world. As the Fishers campus, we have specifically adopted missionaries in Southeast Asia that are reaching people with the gospel. We also partner with College Park North Indy in our annual Christmas offering. Each year, money from this offering goes to an intentional and strategic project that will "make a dent, not a dimple" in one of the most needy areas of the world. Since its first year, more than $7.4 million has been given to a variety of organizations proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ at home and abroad.

Each Christmas we also partner with College Park North Indy in the annual Christmas offering. Money from this offering goes to a different strategic project each year that is designed to "make a dent, not a dimple" in some of the neediest areas of the world. Since its inception, more than $7.4 million has been given to a variety of organizations proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ at home and abroad through the Christmas Offering.

Vision Trips

In addition to praying for our missionaries, you can engage with global missions by going on a Vision Trip. We believe that taking a trip that allows you to experience the sights, sounds, and smells our missionaries and strategic partners experience each day is the best way to get a real vision for global outreach. 

Learn more about vision trips

Next Steps

Are you looking for a way to get connected and take the next step at College Park Fishers? Here are a few ways to plug in. 

Membership

Just as the very first Christians belonged to a local gathering of God’s people called a church, so anybody who chooses Christ also chooses to join His people—which we do through a local church.                         

Christians submit themselves to a local church as an expression of their part in Christ’s body and in order to live out God’s commands of how we are to treat fellow believers and church leaders.

Membership Class

Whether you're ready to join College Park Church now, in the near future, or you're just interested in discovering more about what we believe and what it means to become a member, you're invited to participate in this event.

When you register for the Membership Class you'll also complete an online membership application. Please plan on registering early as registration typically closes two weeks before the class. 

Here are some helpful resources for what we believe as a church and how we interact with one another.

Confession of Faith This document outlines what we believe as a congregation.

Code of Bylaws This will tell you more about our purpose and your role as a member.

Member Covenant This is how we agree to do life together as a congregation.

Baptism If you haven't been baptized, you'll need to fill out the application in the Baptism section below. 

Baptism

"Going, make disciples...baptizing them..." These are the words of Jesus. Baptism is an ordinance of the church whereby a believer publicly expresses their faith, identifying them as a follower of Christ. The method we use is one-time immersion to signify the death, burial, and resurrection of our Savior.

If you're interested in being baptized at College Park, we'll ask you to complete an application which includes a section for a written testimony that you'll read publicly at the time of your baptism. 

If you have questions about baptism, please contact Pastor Chris Beals 

A baptism story:

Listen to a sermon by College Park North Indy lead pastor, Mark Vroegop, on the importance of baptism. 

Small Groups

One of our four strategies in igniting a passion to follow Jesus is experiencing community. Christians aren't only saved from sin, they are also saved into a body of believers. We are relational, communal creatures and in the Church - the family or household of God - we find a place to belong. The primary way to experience in-depth, biblical community at College Park Fishers is in a Small Group.

We currently have more than 20 Small Groups meeting all over the northeast region of our city. While these Small Groups are unique in many ways they are the same in these three essential ways:

  • They are Christ-centered and focused on the Word so that each gathering points you to Jesus as you dig into the Bible.
  • They are intentionally invasive, which means you are encouraged to be transparent and vulnerable about what's going on in your heart, rather than staying in the safety of surface-level conversations.
  • And finally, they go beyond just the Small Group gathering. As relationships deepen, you are encouraged to truly live life together.

To find open Small Groups near you, use our Small Group Finder

If you have questions or concerns about a Small Group, want to learn more, or are interested in leading a Small Group, please contact Dustin Crowe

Discipleship

One of the key ways we help one another follow Jesus is in the context of discipleship. Discipleship can be defined as intentional relationships that model and multiply maturity in Jesus.

While these relationships happen in a number of ways (Sunday morning gatherings, in families, Small Groups, ministry teams, etc.) we encourage you to engage in a personal discipleship relationships that allows you to regularly and intentionally meet with others for the sake of growing in Christ together.

These relationships can look very different in length of time they meet, content, size (may be a 1-on-1 relationship or a group of four or five), and even the kind of relationships in the group but should include time praying, interacting with God's Word, and applying God's Word together into the particular life and circumstances you are in.

So how do you initiate a discipleship relationship?

Our first encouragement is to pray, look, and invite people into discipleship within your existing relationships. Who do you already know and who's in your life that you can go deeper with? Who might you ask to disciple or to be discipled by? Are there people in your Small Group, neighborhood, friend group, or ministry team that you might begin meeting with in an intentional, consistent way? Pray, look, and invite! 

If you're still unsure of where to start or how to initiate a discipleship relationship, we can help. Please complete the form that corresponds to your interest. 

I want to be discipled

I want to disciple someone else

Discipleship Resources

The Discipleship Resources page lists a number of tools that you can use in discipleship relationships, as well as the Disciple-Makers Guide, which is designed to help you get started.

If you have specific questions, stories to share, resource needs, or general thoughts or concerns about discipleship, please contact Dustin Crowe

Equipping Classes

Equipping the Church is one of College Park's four strategies in igniting a passion to follow Jesus. Our goal is for individual disciples to mature and to be mobilized as disciple-makers. We do this through personal discipleship as well as a variety of classes, conferences, ministry training, and forums.

Here are some of the upcoming opportunities.

  • Evangelism. Sundays during the 1st service, from April 23 to May 21. This five-week class will use the "3 Story" model to help us know our own story, understand God's story in Scripture, and enter into the life of others through their story.
  • Studying Philippians. As a follow up to our February class on Studying the Bible, this six-week class will walk through the book of Philippians together. It will meet during the 2nd service from April 23-May 28.

Questions? Contact Dustin Crowe.

Serve

Part of our strategy in igniting a passion to follow Jesus is to embrace a calling to use the gifts, skills, and abilities God has trusted to us. We believe God has equipped His church for His work, and we want to connect you to the ways you can serve.

We have many opportunities for you to embrace your calling and serve in one of our areas of ministry. From nursery to worship arts to set-up and tear-down teams, there's a place for everyone to serve.

Find a Place to Serve

If you have questions about serving needs or opportunities, contact Dustin Crowe.

Give

Thank you for your financial investment into College Park Church. Every dollar you give is used to fulfill our mission of igniting a passion to follow Jesus, and we strive to honor the Lord with the “firstfruits” (Proverbs 3:9) of all our labor.

 

Online Giving

The "Online Giving" page allows you to make contributions online to our various funds, as well as the ability to view and print your own contribution statements and track your giving throughout the year.

You can give online with a credit card or directly from your bank account. Both can be set up for scheduled (recurring) contributions.

You can create a user account* (recommended), but you may also give an online gift as a guest.

GIVE A ONE-TIME OR RECURRING GIFT

*Once you create your user account, there is a validation process where our office verifies your account and enables your past contributions to be viewed. This may take up to a week.

Give Via Stock Gifts

If you would like to donate stock to the church, you can do so via an online account with Scottrade.

Scottrade.com
Account #: 22243959
Depository Trust Company (DTC) #0705

Please email Jevne Livengood with what stock you are donating and the number of shares. Also please designate if you have a specific fund you would like to support (General Fund, Global Missions, Local Missions, Benevolence, Building Fund, or Christmas Offering). Please allow 5-7 business days for the stock to process, especially at year-end.

 

For any questions concerning your online transactions, giving statements, or commitments, please contact Jevne , our Finance Manager.

You may also review answers to frequently-asked questions about e-giving.

For general questions about our giving policies and our perspectives on online giving, please contact Bruce Smith, Executive Pastor of Operations.

College Park Church is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Resources

We believe resources are valuable gifts to both help Christian's grow and equip them for ministry to others. For questions about suggested resources or the resources recommended below, contact Dustin Crowe.

Visit the Resource Library

Read the College Park Blog

Visit the Prayer Wall

Events

College Park Church Event Calendar

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Summer 2017

We're excited about all of the opportunities that summer holds this year.

Learn more about  Summer 2017

Address

College Park Church
12001 Olio Road
Fishers, IN 46037

Phone: 317.875.0282
Fax: 317.875.0605

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (North Indy location)

Saturday:
Closed

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