But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”
Kids Church proclaims the truth of the Gospel to youth and their families through Christ-centered outreach that each may have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and impact their communities for the Kingdom of God!
Back in 1998, College Park Church began an outreach program on the near east side of Indy in the Brookside Community. The facts surrounding the Brookside Community at first glance are alarming: 20% of all police calls in Indianapolis come from the Brookside neighborhood, 20% of the residents live below the national poverty line, 52% of those living in poverty in our community are children, and more.
The need is not about statistics, it is about souls. The Lord has filled our hearts with the compassion of Jesus to have intentional relationships in a marginalized and often forgotten community. The purpose was to reach the children in the inner city with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
In 2008, Cory Johnson came on staff with College Park to lead the Kids' Church ministry, and from that ministry, Nehemiah Bible Church was birthed. Pastor Cory now serves as the Senior Pastor at Nehemiah Bible Church. Pastor Rick Weaver joined in 2012 and is now the Associate Pastor of Nehemiah Bible Church and Pastor of Kids Church.
At this point in time, we have adults attending Nehemiah and serving as Leaders in Kids Church who started out themselves as children in the Kids' Church Ministry. We give all glory to God who has and continues to call souls out of darkness and into His marvelous light. Our prayer is to continue this legacy as we reach the Brookside Community youth and their families with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.