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Ignite a passion in veterans, active military, and their families to follow Jesus. Our Mission. Military Ministry. Situation (Friendly) College Park has several veterans, military personnel, and their families.

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Ignite a passion in veterans active military and their families to follow jesus

Ignite a passion in veterans, active military, and their families to follow Jesus

Our Mission


Military ministry

Military Ministry

Situation (Friendly)

  • College Park has several veterans, military personnel, and their families.

  • HVAF of Indiana, Inc. is a homeless veteran organization whose chief goal is to end veteran homelessness.

  • There are a whole host of similar organizations.


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Military Ministry

Situation (Enemy)

  • Satan wants us to ignore our veterans, active military personnel and their families.

  • Secularism and progressivism are big enemies of Christ and of truly helping our veterans, active military and their families.


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Military Ministry

Mission: Veterans, active military, and their families of College Park Church will purposefully engage and connect with veterans, active military, and their families to ignite a passion to follow Jesus on the home front and on the battlefield throughout the year.


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Military Ministry

Commander’s Intent: Ignite a passion for veterans and active military to follow Jesus!


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Military Ministry


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Military Ministry

  • Deployment Support

  • Battle Buddies

  • Family Support

  • HVAF of Indiana

  • Annual Veteran’s Day Celebration

  • Annual Citizen’s Memorial Day Walk


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Military Ministry

Deployment Support

  • Spring (Month of May in time for Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day)

  • Fall (Month of October in time for Veteran’s Day)

  • Packages

    • Seasonal campaign focus

    • Includes bibles

    • Includes letters from children


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Military Ministry

Battle Buddies

  • Veterans in a 1x1 battle buddy relationship

  • Special training to prepare and set expectations

  • Align Indiana Guard, Reserve, and Active units


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Military Ministry

Family support

  • Be the support network for families of deployed troops

    • Be there to listen and just be there

    • Engage CPC tradesmen for specific needs (lawn mowing, house painting, house repair, appliance repair, car repair, etc)

  • Align with Indiana Guard, Reserve, and Active units


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Military Ministry

HVAF of Indiana

  • Monthly meals at the Warman house.

  • Volunteers to assist in bible studies, art classes, work at scattered site housing, and admin support.

  • Provide fundraising efforts, food for the emergency pantry, clothing, and housing needs.


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Military Ministry

Annual Veteran’s Day Celebration Event

  • On or near Veteran’s day

  • Worship the Lord, honor those who served, and invite veterans to Christ

  • Reach out to local community to invite veterans


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Military Ministry

Annual Citizen’s Memorial Day Walk

  • On Memorial day

  • Guide the Next Gen ministry kids through the various War Memorials in downtown Indianapolis

  • Tie together responsibilities of spiritual citizenship with national citizenship.


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Military Ministry

Leadership Team

  • Pastoral Leader: Don Bartemus

  • Lay Leader: Arne Pedersen

  • Deployment Support: Stan and Jan Gaidis

  • Battle Buddies: Rex Joseph

  • Family Care: Dennis and Valerie Couts

  • HVAF of Indiana: Andy Bokmeyer and Arne Pedersen

  • Annual Veteran’s Day Celebration: Arne Pedersen and Jeff Hallal

  • Annual Citizen’s Memorial Day Walk: Arne Pedersen and Don Bartemus


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