You don’t have to go very far to see that the world around us needs the Church to step up and offer help. We work with some incredible local partners who are doing amazing work. You can lend a hand, either by volunteering on a regular basis or by helping with special projects throughout the year.
Local Outreach at The Creek is seeking to link community needs with sensitizing our people to the needs of others, teaching service as a value and lifelong ethic linked to a life surrendered to Jesus Christ. 



  • Thomas Gregg Elementary

    Thomas Gregg Elementary

    Be A Tutor in 2016-17

    The Creek is involved at Thomas Gregg Elementary through tutoring and a Food Ministry Network Neighborhood.  We are excited to be expanding our involvement in the lives of families at Thomas Gregg.

    The teachers have shared with us that most of the students have been asking about all of you who served last year and other students have inquired if there is someone who is coming for them!

    Please join me in praying that more people follow a call to join us and to be “someone” for the other students.

    Check out our videos about how tutoring not only impacts students but it also transforms the lives of our tutors.




    Interested in Tutoring? Here's how it works!

    1. Register
    2. Fill out an IPS volunteer application. 
    3. New tutor training - mandatory!
      August 27, 2016 from 9:30am-11:30am at Living Word Church
    4. Receive an email from us with information about the start date and your student
      Once we have the tutor start date, we will be able to send the names of your students to you. When you arrive at school, go to the office and sign in. There will be a name tag for you. You can then find or request assistance finding your student in their classroom. The teacher will provide you with materials to work on. Most tutors work with their students in the library, but a quiet corner is always an option.

    If you missed tutor training or have any questions, email Brittany at School15@thecreek.org

    School Year Information and Events

    IPS School Calendar can be found here. 

    In case of a two-hour delay, tutoring will be cancelled for the day. 

    1st day: 8/1
    Fall break: 10/3-10/14
    No School: 10/17
    Thanksgiving break: 11/23-11/25
    Winter break: 12/16 - 1/3
    No School: 1/17
    Spring break 3/27-4/3
    Last full day of school 6/8.

  • Food Ministry

    Food Ministry

    Families across America have formed cooperatives (neighborhood networks) and found that regularly participating and stocking their homes with non-perishable staples allows them to utilize their resources for other necessities and enables a peace of mind that there is something in the cupboard.

    The Food Neighborhood Network & Indian Creek Christian Church (ICCC) desire to foster an uplifting community for ANYONE in need, regardless of religious orientation, and to do so in a way that promotes food security, educational opportunities, spiritual expression, healthy lifestyles, individual dignity, participation, and accountability.

    The ICCC Food Neighborhood Network will meet every other Monday at 6pm for approximately one hour. Educational presentations are made during the meetings, but other trainings and activities may occur between regular meetings.

    Guiding Principle: The ICCC Food Neighborhood Network will thrive when the members have a desire to make it succeed.

    The food Neighborhood Network is not a food pantry. It may not be the best structure for a member who has no interest in helping to make it work well. This is OUR food Neighborhood Network! We will cooperate together and endeavor to make it strong and successful.

    Availability is limited. For inquiries email loricarter@thecreek.org

  • Generous Ministry

    Generous Ministry

    All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they shared everything they had . . . For from time to time those who owned lands or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales and put it at the apostles' feet, and it was distributed to anyone as he had need" Acts 4:32; 34

    Our Generous Ministry has been formed to care for those in our community who are experiencing trouble securing the necessities of life- things such as food, shelter, and utilities.

    The volunteers in this ministry regularly welcome and connect with people we have met through the Generous Bucket Ministry. If interested, set up an interview with Marcie Luhigo at marcieluhigo@thecreek.org.

    Give to Generous.

    Anyone in need should complete this Request Form. Any supporting documents can be uploaded within this form.  Other options for submitting documents include fax (862-2185), email (loricarter@thecreek.org), or return it to The Creek either by U.S. mail or by dropping it off during office hours. Your request will be kept confidential and someone from the Generous Ministry will contact you to discuss your need.

    Please note the Generous Ministry is not equipped to handle emergency requests. It takes at least two weeks to process a request or referral. If you are in immediate need and it cannot wait two weeks we suggest you contact connect2help.org or call 211 to find other resources in the area.


  • Moneywise


    Moneywise students learn to identify and establish goals by creating a budget to achieve these goals.  It allows people to learn more about their finances and have better information to have a control over their money. They will learn how to avoid the pitfalls and dangers that come with managing money.

    This class is a 4 week series that can be joined at any point.

    Classes are held at the following 2 locations:

    • Franklin Road (6430 S. Franklin Rd.)
      • 4:00 - 5:30 PM on Saturdays in South Room 4
      • Childcare is available in Kidustrial Park, our Children's Ministry
    • Shelby Street (8435 S. Shelby St.)
      • 6:15 - 7:30 PM on Thursdays in Training Room
      • No Childcare Provided

    Questions? Contact loricarter@thecreek.org


  • Serve with our partners

    Serve with our partners

    Construction Ministry @ The Creek

    We need electricians, contractors, plumbers, roofers, other skilled trades people and amateur rehabbers who are interested in giving your expertise or leftover supplies to a project that will help families.  Opportunities include the neighborhood of Thomas Gregg Elementary, which is served by Shepherd, as well as meeting needs of other community members. Help us connect with neighbors and bring peace to the community through safe, affordable housing.

    To learn more connect with Brady Yoder by emailing construction@thecreek.org

    LifeBridge Community

    LifeBridge is building bridges of hope...one young life at a time. This organization was created to provide a safe place for students after school to come and receive tutoring/mentoring, do homework, recreation, and Bible-based lessons. Since then, they have grown to include summer programming as well as help for the families they work with during some of the more difficult times of the year. Brian Dowers is passionate about keeping these kids out of harm's way and treats these children as if they are his own.


    Shepherd Community Center

    Shepherd is a faith-based, inner city ministry that has operated on the near Eastside of Indianapolis since 1985. Shepherd works with neighborhood youth and their families to break the cycle of poverty. They do this by engaging and empowering the community to cultivate healthy children, strong children, strong families, and vibrant neighborhoods through a Christ-centered approach that meets the spiritual, physical, emotional, and academic needs of their neighbors. The yearly successes at Shepherd includes: 15,000 meals served and higher GPAs among a majority of the students. In the area where Shepherd serves, the graduation rate is 33%, but of the seniors who participate in Shepherd, 100% graduate and most go on to higher education being first-generation graduates in their families.




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Service Times

Saturdays: 4:00P.M. & 5:30P.M.
Sundays: 9:15A.M. & 11:00A.M.

Office Hours

Mon - Thu: 8:00A.M. - 5:00P.M.
Fridays: 8:00A.M. - 1:00P.M.


P: 317.862.6430
F: 317.862.2185

6430 S Franklin Rd. (MAP)
Indianapolis, IN  USA 46259

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