Urban

Vision

College Park's Urban Outreach ministry is committed to partnering with organizations aligned with the five pillars of a healthy community, for the sake of the gospel in the Brookside neighborhood. 

A Culture of Place & Relationship

Every healthy neighborhood has a sense of place and builds strong relationships among the people who live there. The opportunities for events and gatherings to help build relationships amongst neighbors in Brookside are limitless. 

Jesus-Centered Churches

We believe that Jesus-centered churches are essential for a healthy community because only the gospel has the power to change lives.

Opportunities for Economic Development

Strong communities need economic development that focuses on providing opportunities to experience the dignity and calling of work in an atmosphere of discipleship and intentional relationships. 

Strong Educational Structures

When strong educational structures are in place, children learn and grow in healthy school environments and parents are also able to engage in the educational process.

Safe & Affordable Housing

Safe and affordable housing is a key piece to healthy communities because it gives people a sense of security and belonging.

Urban Outreach Partners

We're honored to partner with some terrific ministries and organizations in the Brookside neighborhood.

  • Shepherd Community Center
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    Shepherd Community Center works to break the cycle of poverty on the near Eastside of Indianapolis by engaging and empowering the community to cultivate healthy children, strong families, and vibrant neighborhoods through a Christ-centered approach.

  • Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic
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    The Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic offers pro bono legal representation and preventive legal education to low-income families, including immigrant families.

  • Heart Change Ministries
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    Heart Change serves less-privileged women of Indianapolis with the gospel of grace, equipping them to live as God intended – as women, mothers, and members of their communities.

  • Harrison Center for the Arts
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    The Harrison Center for the Arts seeks to be a catalyst for renewal in Indianapolis. Their mission has always been bigger than art for art’s sake. Today, they're fostering the creation of new art, building community among artists and emerging art patrons, creating new partnerships, and providing a forum for public conversations between artists and the community.

    • The Oaks Academy is a Christ-centered school that provides a rich, classical education to children of diverse racial and socioeconomic backgrounds.

    • Wheeler Ministries seeks to provide Christ-centered programs and services for the homeless and those in need.

    • Kaleo is a ministry for women seeking to transform lives through the gospel while serving together in fellowship. Kaleo hopes to fulfill the great commission by developing disciples in our city through a three-pronged approach:

      1. Equipping women to be effective in serving urban ministries through Urban Workshop classes.
      2. Giving financial resources to ministry partners through grants.
      3. Serving to help women and children in our city.
      • Whiz Kids seeks to show the love of Jesus to kids at IPS School 54 (Brookside) through reading tutoring and homework help. 

      • Outreach Inc. equips and empowers homeless teens and young adults to achieve stability and life transformation.

      • Purposeful Design attacks joblessness in Indianapolis by combining meaningful employment with intentional discipleship. They aspire to make quality furniture and wood products while making disciples. 

      • Sagamore Institute
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        Sagamore Institute is a think tank—a network of research fellows, thought leaders, and partnering organizations working together to turn ideas into actions, and actions into impact. Sagamore measures its success by the power of its ideas, the degree of their impact in innovation projects, and the amount of influence they have on leaders. Their focus includes urban renewal.

        Learn more about our how our partners work

        Watch a Fox59 News story about our partners 

        Opportunities & Next Steps

        The best way to learn more about our Urban Outreach partners and what God is doing in Brookside is to visit for yourself! 

        Brookside Road Trips are designed to give you hands on experience with our Urban partners–to learn, ask questions, and think about what next steps God might be calling you to. 

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        Locations

        • North Indy

          2606 W 96th Street, Indianapolis IN 46268

          8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. (Thanksgiving Weekend)

        • Fishers

          12001 Olio Road, Fishers IN 46037

          9 a.m. & 10:45 a.m.

        • Castleton

          5825 E 91st Street, Indianapolis IN 46250

          10 a.m.