Midtown Church is strategically partnered with organizations that seek to advance God's Kingdom and its values in our city and throughout the world. We have gladly supported the following organizations through giving and service.
Campus Outreach Indianapolis is a ministry of Midtown Church. The vision is to "glorify God by building laborers on the campus for the lost world." They are passionately reaching students with the gospel and training them to become mature followers of Christ. Their desire is then to see students leave college fully equipped to faithfully live out their Christian faith in their workplaces and homes. CO Indy has staff at IUPUI, ISU, USI, and Purdue (click here to learn more).
Dream Alive is an Indianapolis based 501(c)3 that exists to equip urban youth in grades 7-12 to become civic-minded leaders. We do this by providing our Scholars with three key opportunities: mentoring relationships, character development, and experiential learning. Our end product is a group of young men and women of integrity and character who are confident, skilled, and willing to serve their community.
When Sam was growing up, she didn’t attend church regularly. She had heard about God and Jesus through attending church on occasion, but nothing more. So she lived her life apart from God, following the ways of the world, hoping to find success and to escape the inner city poverty she experienced as a child in Gary, IN. However, God had another plan for her life. In her third year of college, God opened her eyes and heart to the gospel, which led her to put her faith in what Christ did for her on the Cross.
Sam loves sharing with others about Jesus, and God immediately used her life to impact the lives of women while in college. Now, she serves on staff with Campus Outreach (CO) in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her focus is on the university campus reaching university students with the gospel to establish them in their faith and export them into the world to be and make disciples of Christ. Her prayer is for God to use her to raise up students who would make an impact in the country of South Africa, on the
Ethan and Jocelyn live in China and serve as English teachers at the Universtiy level. They, and their team, have a vision to impact the world through excellence in teaching and nurturing genuine friendships with the Chinese. For more information, visit www.elic.org/support/vanderploegstochina