Student Ministries

College Park Student Ministries

College Park Students is a ministry designed for students in middle school (grades 6 – 8) and high school (grades 9 – 12).  We hope that this page acquaints you with the student ministry efforts at College Park Church and informs you about our programs and upcoming events.  If you have any questions, our contact information is at the bottom of the page.


Our Mission & Core Values

The mission of College Park Church is to develop thriving followers of Jesus. For student ministry, we heavily emphasize being light in the places we are:

To make the love of Christ known among us.
“In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.” – 1 John 4:9


Our Programs

Our primary meeting time is on Sunday evenings.  There are also many other youth group offerings throughout the year. These events will be listed in the “Upcoming Events” section below and are updated as they approach.
If you contact Pastor Brad (see details below), you will be able to receive the Student Ministry Calendar that details all the events and meetings that will be happening throughout the year.
  • Sunday Night Youth Group 5:30-7:30 PM – Building community and growing students through high-energy games, connection activities, worship, prayer, Bible teaching, and small group time.
    • Details: 6-12 grades meet in the gym for energetic games & bonding activities, followed by a time of worship, prayer, teaching from God’s Word, and small group discussion
  • Wednesday Night Discipleship Table 6:30-8:00 PM
    • Special focus on prayer, spiritual formation, and Bible study.
  • Mission Opportunities
    • Annual mission trip to Laurel Mission in Big Laurel, KY.
      • Running a Vacation Bible School
      • Work projects
      • Team building
  • Group Connect Times – Building connections through activities and events.
    • Purpose: Outreach into our community and building connections within our group.
      • Examples:
    • Annual Winter Retreat over MLK weekend
    • Homestead Hangouts at Pastor Brad’s
      • 1st Thursday of the month during the school year
      • Every Tuesday and Thursday during the summer
    • Bonfires
    • Pool/Pond Parties
    • Worship Nights
    • Game Nights
    • Campouts
  • Huntington Youth Network
    • Working in partnership with other churches and youth ministries in Huntington to disciple our students and equip them for the work of ministry in their context.
    • Opportunities:
      • Disciple-NOW (March 8-10, 2024)
      • Worship Nights 2x per semester
      • Football Tailgates
      • Christmas event at the end of the first semester




Our Ministry Staff

Pastor Brad Buckley – leadership, training, and care for the student ministry team.

Ministry Team (Volunteers) – College Park Students has a dynamic and high-quality team of adult volunteers we call our “ministry team”.  This team includes an intergenerational range from young adults to experienced adults who build relationships with teens in order to share God’s love and truth with them.  Each team member goes through a selection process that includes an interview with Pastor Brad, personal reference checks and police background checks, as well as ministry training.

Each student will be in a small group with their leaders and will be with that same group through graduation.


 Contact Us

(260) 356-2642
Follow us on Instagram: @cpub.ym