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Global Outreach at College Park 

Jesus' last command - our first priority.

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

Global Outreach is the cross-cultural communication of the gospel. It is taking the message and life of Jesus around the world to those who have not yet heard.

Values

Prayer

This is the foundation for our missions efforts and our only confidence for success.

Church Planting  

Through focusing on evangelism and discipleship, our goal is to see churches planted among the unreached people groups of the world.

Strategic Focus

Priority in our missions efforts will be given to those people groups of the world in which the largest numbers of people have the least opportunity to hear the Gospel.

Holistic Ministry

We seek to show the love of God to the poor and oppressed by compassionately helping to meet their physical needs.

Sending Our Own

Our efforts will be focused on sending missionaries from our congregation who will be equipped, sent out, and supported by College Park through giving, prayer, and encouragement.

Global Partnerships

We can’t, nor do we want to, do this work by ourselves.  We strive to work together in partnership with agencies, ministries, and churches in culturally effective ways to demonstrate the grace and holiness of Jesus Christ.

Vision

To see the church established within each people group of the world and equipped so that it can effectively reach the rest of its people group with the life-changing gospel of Jesus Christ.

To accomplish this task, we give priority in our missions efforts to those largest groups of people in the world who currently have the least opportunity to hear. Two billion people not only have not heard about Jesus--but cannot hear, because there's no one in their people group to tell them. We call this, "The dark third of the world."

 

Get Involved

Attend First Fridays - Missions Prayer

Praying for our missionary families and global partners is one of the most important things we can do. Monthly we meet on Fridays to worship the Lord, learn and hear updates about our missionary families, and pray for the advancement of the gospel across the world.

First Friday Prayer

Attend Journey in Missions - JIM Night

If you have an interest in "going" or think God is calling you into lifetime missions work, join us for an informal, monthly class centered around the topic of global missions facilitated by Pastor Nate Irwin.  Come learn about God's heart for the nations.

JIM Night

Join a Barnabas Prayer & Support Team

How can you make a difference in Japan, Kuwait, Laos, or India from where you live in Indiana?  Our missionaries around the world have Barnabas Teams that are their spiritual and emotional lifeline.  These teams have agreed to do one thing: meet once a month to pray specifically for their missionary.  Many of these groups meet on Sundays here at church, so you can make this time of prayer an extension of your Sunday morning experience.

Connect with a Barnabas Team

Go on a Vision Trip

We believe that taking a trip to experience the sights, sounds, and smells of our strategic partner countries is the best way to get a real vision for our ministries.  

Take a Vision Trip

Host an International Student (FISH Ministry)

Would you like to be a missionary to China, without leaving your house?

College Park Church is continuing a ministry called Friends International Student Hospitality (FISH).  The ministry involves “hosting” a student for dinner two times a semester for a year.  This simple gesture of kindness and hospitality could open up an opportunity to lead someone to Christ.  The University of Indianapolis typically has 60 students that would like to participate in FISH. Hosts are generally matched in the fall when school begins.

be a FISH host

Contact Ty & Brooke via or call the Storrs at 317.853.6349 if you have questions.

Take Your Job Elsewhere, Sign Up For The DELTA Force

In the battle to make the obedience of the nations His, God is building a force of laymen and women who deliberately move to the dark corners of the earth, carrying with them the light of the Gospel.  (Genesis 12: 2-3; Psalm 67: 1-2)  These workers follow God’s command to GO by using their “secular” professions as a base for support.  They are the DELTA Force:  Deployed, Engaged; sent to the Least reached; they are Trained and Accountable.

For more information contact Ron Page, Asst. Director of Global Outreach

Missionaries

Our College Park Missionaries are those who go about the day-to-day work of expressing a heart for the lost,  consistently and lovingly sharing of the Good News with those, around the world, who have not yet heard. (Romans 10:1; Acts 1:6 & 8:4; 2 Timothy 4:5)

For those interested in learning about the call of missions, join us for JIM Night - Journey in Missions - a monthly class centered around the topic of missions. Learn more here.

Joe & Meta Arthur - Brazil

Joe serves as professor and dean of the master's department of the Regular Baptist Seminary of Sao Paulo. He is also involved in weekend ministries of teaching and preaching. Meta serves in women's and children's ministries at the church and cares for their family at home.

Steve & Kelly Baughn - Japan

Steve and Kelly have served with TEAM in Japan since 1997. Currently, Steve acts as the Ministry Area Leader. The Baughns are an integral part of the Tokyo Metro Ministry Initiative, with which they work as church-planting ministry team members.

Cheryl Cleveland - Togo

Cheryl is serving in her first missions overseas post as a pharmacist at the newly completed Hospital of Hope in Mango, Togo. In addition to acting as a key provider of medicines, she enjoys some oversight responsibilities of the Tsiko pharmacy and the training of pharmaceutical technicians.

Brian & Lauri Dix - Portugal

Brian and Lauri serve with Horizon International Schools, a ministry of the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism which works to provide quality distance education courses to train workers for ministry around the world. 

Jason & Megan Doddridge - North America

Jason and Megan worked with Japanese university students in Utsunomiya, Japan through an extracurricular club called B.E.S.T. (Bible, English, Sports, Travel).  Their primary responsibilities were evangelism to the Japanese and establishing a local church in Utsunomiya.  They are now on assignment with The Navigators in Indianapolis.  They reach reach out to international students in central Indiana.

Chris & Michelle Hubbard - North America

Chris works with a team to develop specialized computer software for use by Bible translators and language workers worldwide.  The goal is to allow faster, more accurate, and more meaningful Bible translations.  

Tom & Robin Miyakawa Family - Thailand

Tom and Robin are focused on caring for missionaries in Chiang Mai, Thailand.  Tom is a math teacher at Grace International School which serves over 350 missionary families and their 500 kids.  Over 3,000 missionaries live in Chiang Mai and serve all over Southeast Asia.

Dan & Phyllis Moulton - North America

Dan supports the reaching of various Native peoples of Canada by maintaining the airplanes utilized by the mission. Phyllis often hosts missionaries and Native peoples of Canada traveling through Nipawin; she is also involved in the visitation ministry.

Justin & Heather O’Malley - New Zealand

Justin serves as New Zealand National Director of Cru ministries.  Cru in New Zealand has six strategic ministries: Campus, Athletic, Military, Familylife, Workplace, and Church network.  Justin provides leadership to these six ministries and oversees the training of New Zealand staff in communicating the gospel in these different ministries.   

Peter & Areni Ritchie - Angola

Peter and Areni help with literacy development among the unreached Mumuila people, under the auspices of the church in Angola.

Brad & Gina Shaw - Peru

The Shaws are helping with church planting and leadership development among the La Union Quechua people of the Peruvian Andes mountains. The Shaws are also using health services and radio to pioneer a new work in a remote location. They lead a team of fellow Quechua workers, reaching into over 40 villages, 16 of which now have small fellowships. 

Jim & Pam Tomasik - Ukraine (stateside residents)

Jim serves as the Director of Ukraine for the International School Project (ISP) and as a member of the ISP global leadership team.  The goal of ISP is to bring the hope of Christ to students through their teachers.

Other Missionaries

In addition, College Park Church is involved with a variety of church planting efforts throughout Asia in Buddhist, Hindu and Muslim contexts. We are sending our own people, working with other agencies and missionaries, and helping with the training of nationals who will do the church planting work themselves.

If you are interested in joining an unlisted missionary’s Barnabas group see the full list of Barnabas groups and leaders.

Partners

Our strategic focus is front and center (Luke 4:42-43; Romans 10:14-15 & 15:20-27) in the ministries we choose to identify as those in which we dedicate extra resources: treasure, time and energy.  At present there are six Global Outreach Partners:

  • Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology in Kenya
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    Africa has one of the fastest growing evangelical churches in the world. It is also a continent that has been torn apart by poverty, war, corruption, hunger, injustice and AIDS. The mission of NEGST is to train leaders who will help the church in Africa deal with these realities in a biblical way. Over 300 alumni are serving in 26 countries in Africa. College Park Church helps by sponsoring students and sending teams to help with various projects at the seminary.

    Meet our current scholarship students

  • Bethesda Christian School in Liberia
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    Liberia was decimated by civil war during the 1990's. College Park's involvement in Liberia is multi-faceted. Bethesda Christian School, a Child Evangelism Fellowship - affiliated school, is training children to be followers of Jesus Christ who will have an impact in their country for Him. Abundant Harvest Farms is an economic development program of growing rubber trees whose proceeds help assist Bethesda Christian School. Triumphant Transformation Kids provides training and assistance for the extremely poor and destitute. College Park Church is involved through funding, scholarships and vision teams that help with construction and other projects.

     

    • World Relief in Cambodia
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      Cambodia is a land that was ravaged by Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge. Immense physical suffering, however, has opened doors and hearts for the Gospel. World Relief Cambodia seeks to incarnate Christ among these hurting people through micro-enterprise development, HIV/AIDS education and care, maternal and natal health training and anti-trafficking programs in order to build the Church in Cambodia.  College Park Church partners with World Relief by prayer, funding, and sending ESL teams.

       

    • Good News for India in India
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      Through our partnership with Good News for India, College Park is supporting the training of Indian nationals to reach north India with the gospel, including one of the largest unreached people groups in the world.

       

    • Caspian Fire in the Caspian Region
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      College Park Church has been involved since 2004 in an effort to bring the gospel to the people of the Caspian region.  Our work has included helping to get the full Bible translated and printed in the local language, as well as sending workers on the ground who are engaged in church planting efforts.

       

      • Ukrainian Evangelical Theological Seminary in Ukraine
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        One of the greatest needs in Ukraine is for trained leaders to plant and pastor newly developed churches throughout the country. This is the vision of UETS: to train leaders for the church as well as in the political, legal, and social arenas. College Park Church is involved in sponsoring students as well as sending teams to help with various needs at the seminary.  To watch a video about UETS produced by the students themselves, click here.

      Vision Trips

      Take a Vision Trip 

      We believe that taking a trip to experience the sights, sounds, and smells of our strategic partner countries is the best way to get a real vision for our ministries. College Park embarks on vision trips every year in almost every season.

      2016 Vision trips

      Vision Trip Application

      Support a Vision Trip Participant

      Church Planting  

      Through focusing on evangelism and discipleship, our goal is to see churches planted among the unreached people groups of the world.

      Prayer

      Prayer is the foundation of everything we do and our only confidence for success. Pray about your involvement and follow God’s direction.

      Finances

      You are responsible for the costs of your trip. You are welcome to raise support, but we would encourage you to pay for at least a part of your trip from your own resources if you are able. We encourage you not to draw funds away from your regular church giving for your trip. NOTE: All costs listed are estimates and are subject to change. The Global Outreach team will keep you updated, once you’re signed up, if any prices change.

      Team Preparation

      Your team will meet several times before departure: to pray, bond together, and learn about the country and ministry where you will be serving. These meetings are an essential part of the whole experience.

      Training Sessions

      Attendance-required sessions will be staged for the purpose of helping Vision Trip participants fully prepare to serve.

      Debriefing

      To help you process all that you’ve learned on the trip, you will have a debriefing meeting with your team upon return.

       

      Christmas Offering

      As a tangible expression of our core value of extravagant grace, the Christmas Offering was started in 1996.  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 – demonstrating that “this is for that.”

      LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CHRISTMAS OFFERING

      Locations