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College Park

Residency Program

Indianapolis, Indiana

Why Residency?

At College Park Church, we want to ignite a passion to follow Jesus in the lives of others. We believe the gospel travels faster and farther when local churches are led by godly, gospel-centered, theologically sound, competent servant-leaders. The College Park Church Residency program equips, trains, and launches faithful men & women into strategic gospel ministry in our city and across the world. Learn more about College Park.

Core Values

Substantial Ministry Experience

 

Transformational Leadership Development

Personal

Mentoring

 

Missional

Launching

Commendations

From the residency troops on the ground at College Park the word is: this is what they wanted and needed. I thank God for College Park’s remarkable commitment to younger pastors-in-the-making.

Dr. John Piper

Founder and Teacher, DesiringGod.org

I have confidence in a pastoral residency program where there is a simultaneous emphasis on biblical fidelity, expository preaching, and edifying relationships amongst the people of God. To train a pastor, it is extraordinarily helpful to see and experience a healthy local church.

Dr. Don Carson

Emeritus Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

College Park is a welcoming church with excellent pastoral leadership deeply grounded in theology and relevant teaching.

Dr. Erwin Lutzer

Pastor Emeritus, The Moody Church

What a blessing to be growing in the same direction with College Park Church. Godly pastors, believing people, living church. Beautiful.

Dr. Jim Hamilton

Professor of Biblical Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Previous Residents

Chris Beals (2013-2015)

Lead Pastor, College Park Church Fishers

Jeff Ballard (2011-2013)

Pastor of Soul Care, College Park Church

Dustin Crowe (2011-2013)

Assistant Pastor of Discipleship, College Park Church Fishers

Taylor Frank (2017-2018)

Family Pastor, Grace Community Church

Luke H. (2015-2017)

Pastor, Middle East

Luke Jones (2017)

Worship Leader, College Park Church Castleton

Joel Israel (2017-2018)

Director of Student Ministries, College Park Church Fishers

Bob Martin (2011-2013)

Assistant Pastor of Small Groups & Membership, College Park Church

Mitchell McIntyre (2018-2019)

Worship Leader, College Park Church Greenwood

Brad Merchant (2017)

Pastor of Leadership Development, College Park Church

Joseph Rhea (2013-2015)

Intern, Redeemer Community Church

Eric Swanson (2014-2016)

Assistant Pastor of Discipleship, College Park Church Castleton

Dan Weller (2014-2016)

Lead Pastor, Chapelwood Baptist Church

Tim Whitney (2016-2017)

Lead Pastor, Perry Hall Baptist Church

Current Residents

Jeff Brown (2018-Present)

Pastoral Resident, Community

Evan Collister (2018-Present)

Pastoral Resident, Multiplication & Stewardship

Kasey Clark (2019-Present)

Pastoral Resident, Community

Matthew Mugumya (2019-Present)

Pastoral Resident, Student Ministries

Paul Nystedt (2018-Present)

Pastoral Resident, Community

Resident Roundtable

RESIDENCY FAQ

Is the residency a paid position?

We believe that residents are best served when they can be immersed in the life of the church on a full-time basis. Therefore, residents are paid a full-time salary with benefits.

What are the work hours?

The residency is a full-time, 40-hour work week commitment.

What is the duration of a typical residency?

Residencies last 1-2 years depending on the needs of the ministry.

What are the educational requirements?

Past residents have applied before, during, and after their theological education, but all candidates are college graduates.

Is housing provided for residents?

Residents are expected to find their own housing. However, housing is provided under certain circumstances.

Ready to apply?

Click the button below to apply to one of the College Park Residency tracks.