We recognize that proclaiming and modeling the gospel goes beyond the walls of a church. The CORE Cooperative is a funding and support mechanism that establishes community oriented businesses. We link up investors with entrepreneurial minded individuals who are serious about gospel ministry proclaimed through their work. Our concept is simple, funds invested into CORE are reinvested into businesses that are strategic to proclaim Jesus Christ. Those funds are then returned to CORE to be recycled into another gospel centered business plan.
However, we do not exist outside of the life of the local church. Businesses that start with a CORE Cooperative model must be sponsored and held accountable by a local congregation. For us, gospel partnership begins as the Spirit works in a church, goes from a church on mission, and returns to the church so that Christ is displayed and worshiped.
Located in downtown Indianapolis and run by Jared Cantrell, this gym has been a successful example of how to do business as missions. The gym has over 70 members and 6 coaches and is still growing.
See more at their website CrossFitInfiltrate.com
Located in Muncie Indiana, very close to Ball State University and run by Brandon and Sadie Lowe, this gym is filled with young athletes, and now has 6 coaches.
See more at their website CrossFitWhiteRiver.com
This gym, located in Champaign, IL near the University of Illinois, is run by Matthew Wheatley and is currently under construction. Plans are to open University Ave CrossFit in the summer of 2016.
See more at their website UniversityAveCrossFit.com