Students

We are a transforming community helping students know they are known, valued & loved by God and us.

The Creek Student Ministry is committed to helping students discover that their identity, belonging, and purpose is found in Jesus.

  • Identity: Our identity is as a Child of God (Who am I?)
  • Belonging: Our belonging is found in the family of God (Where do I belong?)
  • Purpose: Our purpose is found when using our gifts and passions to serve the Kingdom of God (What am I good at?)

Chad Monahan

High School Minister

Luke Green

Middle School Minister

Josh Howerton

Student Worship Leader

Jared Ensminger

Student Discipleship Minister

Chelsie Gaffney

Administrative Assistant

 

 

We would love to hear from you.

Please contact us with any questions or comments.

Phone: 317.862.6430
 

Social Media

Facebook  | Twitter | HS Instagram | MS Instagram

Calendar

Click here to view the Winter/Spring 2017 calendar.

Text Messages

Middle School Parents: Text @msmparent to 81010
High School Parents: Text @creekhsm to 81010

Parent Newsletter

Click here to receive the monthly parent newsletter.

Parent Connect Meetings

Coming soon.

Trips & Events

    Weekends in MSM

    Core Class

    Core Class meets on Sunday mornings at 9:15a.m. in the Chapel. Core Class is for all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. The goal is to give middle school students an overview of the Old and New Testament through character studies of people in the Bible. Specifically, we want to look at how middle school students can relate to the people God uses in Scripture. We will also talk through core elements of church: baptism, communion, tithing, etc. 

    Crave

    CRAVE is our Middle School Ministry (MSM) worship program. It’s a place where students can not only connect with God and one another, but also send them out to transform their own community by engaging the lost, making disciples, and showing compassion. Students will participate in worship, teaching, small group interaction, tangible experiences, games, fun, and community. Crave for MSM meets in Kidustrial Park on Sunday nights from 6:00p.m. – 7:30p.m.

    Midweek in MSM

    D-Groups

    Middle School Ministry (MSM) Discipleship Groups – Our Discipleship Groups are for any middle school student who attends our MSM Crave and has a desire to grow in their faith by Pursing Jesus in Community. Each group consists of middle school students who meet with other Same-Gender & Same-Age Level Students – along with 2-3 Adult Leaders.  D-Groups will pray together, study together, have fun together, and challenge and encourage one another as they pursue Jesus in community together.

    High School Ministry (HSM) Life Groups – Our Life Groups are for any middle school student who attends our HSM Crave and has a desire to grow in their faith by Pursing Jesus in Community. Groups will meet weekly throughout the school year during Sunday night programming at the church. Each group consists of middle school students who meet with other Same-Gender & Same-Age Level Students – along with 2-3 Adult Leaders. Life Groups will pray together, study together, have fun together, and challenge and encourage one another as they pursue Jesus in community together. - See more at: http://www.thecreek.org/students/#high-school-ministry
    High School Ministry (HSM) Life Groups – Our Life Groups are for any middle school student who attends our HSM Crave and has a desire to grow in their faith by Pursing Jesus in Community. Groups will meet weekly throughout the school year during Sunday night programming at the church. Each group consists of middle school students who meet with other Same-Gender & Same-Age Level Students – along with 2-3 Adult Leaders. Life Groups will pray together, study together, have fun together, and challenge and encourage one another as they pursue Jesus in community together. - See more at: http://www.thecreek.org/students/#high-school-ministry
    Calendar
    Missions & Service

    Collection Initiative

    This winter we are collecting snacks that will be donated to students at IPS School 15 taking the ISTEP exam. The collection is January 8 through February 26, 2017.

    Offering Initiative

    The offering for the 2016 - 2017 school year will go to Kottages 4 Kids. Kottages 4 Kids is an organization that partners with Kids Alive to build homes for orphans in Zambia. To learn more about Kottages 4 Kids, click here >>

    Service Projects

    Upcoming service opportunities:

    Access Spring Carnival

    Past service projects:

    Baskets of Hope Collection - November 12-13

    Operation Bright Christmas - December 17

    Mission Trips

    We will be partnering with great organizations here in Indianapolis such as: Midwest Food Bank, F.A.M.E., MPCC, and Shelby Street Campus. We will also be taking in some fun around town like ice skating, Rascals Fun Zone, and going to see a movie. Students will need to arrive at The Creek by 8am each morning, and will need to be picked up at 5pm each night. A more detailed schedule will be available in February. - See more at: http://www.thecreek.org/event/913908-2017-03-20-love-our-city-indy-missions-week/#sthash.rqmB0PpM.dpuf

    This spring break, we will be partnering with great organizations here in Indianapolis such as: Midwest Food Bank, F.A.M.E., MPCC, and Shelby Street Campus. We will also be taking in some fun around town like ice skating, Rascals Fun Zone, and going to see a movie. Students will need to arrive at The Creek by 8am each morning, and will need to be picked up at 5pm each night. A more detailed schedule will be available in February.

    We will be partnering with great organizations here in Indianapolis such as: Midwest Food Bank, F.A.M.E., MPCC, and Shelby Street Campus. We will also be taking in some fun around town like ice skating, Rascals Fun Zone, and going to see a movie. Students will need to arrive at The Creek by 8am each morning, and will need to be picked up at 5pm each night. A more detailed schedule will be available in February. - See more at: http://www.thecreek.org/event/913908-2017-03-20-love-our-city-indy-missions-week/#sthash.rqmB0PpM.dpuf

     

     

    CIY Mix

    MIX is a four-day summer event specifically designed for students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades. It is intentionally crafted in ways that will engage middle school students through tactile, interactive and fun activities coupled with Bible-based teaching and small group interaction.

     

    Click here to register >>

     

     

    Here are a few pictures from our time at MIX 2016 -

    MIX is a four-day summer event specifically designed for students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades. It is intentionally crafted in ways that will engage middle school students through tactile, interactive and fun activities coupled with Bible-based teaching and small group interaction.

    Register now to receive the early bird rate of $399! After April 25, registration will be $450. A $50 deposit is due at the time of registration. The deadline to register is June 5.

    Each ticket includes:

    • Transportation
    • Lodging
    • Most meals (all but 3)
    • Kings Island ticket!

    We will leave The Creek at 8:00a.m. on Monday, July 4 and will return by 11:00p.m. on Saturday, July 9. 

    - See more at: http://www.thecreek.org/event/798433-2016-07-04-high-school-ciy-move/#sthash.nscapCbR.dpuf

    Register now to receive the early bird rate of $330! After April 25, registration will be $375. A $50 deposit is due at the time of registration. The deadline to register is June 19.

    - See more at: http://www.thecreek.org/event/810860-2016-07-11-middle-school-ciy-mix/#sthash.6OBdT0Iz.dpuf

    MIX is a four-day summer event specifically designed for students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades. It is intentionally crafted in ways that will engage middle school students through tactile, interactive and fun activities coupled with Bible-based teaching and small group interaction.

    Register now to receive the early bird rate of $399! After April 25, registration will be $450. A $50 deposit is due at the time of registration. The deadline to register is June 5.

    Each ticket includes:

    • Transportation
    • Lodging
    • Most meals (all but 3)
    • Kings Island ticket!

    We will leave The Creek at 8:00a.m. on Monday, July 4 and will return by 11:00p.m. on Saturday, July 9. 

    - See more at: http://www.thecreek.org/event/798433-2016-07-04-high-school-ciy-move/#sthash.nscapCbR.dpuf

    Register now to receive the early bird rate of $330! After April 25, registration will be $375. A $50 deposit is due at the time of registration. The deadline to register is June 19.

    - See more at: http://www.thecreek.org/event/810860-2016-07-11-middle-school-ciy-mix/#sthash.6OBdT0Iz.dpuf
    CIY Believe

    Believe is a high-energy weekend event for middle school students. It is structured specifically for junior high students and is packed with powerful worship and teaching from God's word.

    The event runs 2 days and one night in Cincinnati, OH. While at Believe, students not only worship together but also engage in life-challenging discussions with their peers and adult leaders. As they go through the weekend, they discover ways in which God is calling them to be Kingdom Workers in their schools, communities and the world.

    Click here to register for CIY Believe >>

     

     

    Here are a few pictures from our time at Believe 2016 -

      

    Parent Resources

    Crisis Intervention Guide

     

    More coming soon!

    Weekends in HSM

    Crave

    CRAVE is our Middle School Ministry (MSM) worship program. It’s a place where students can not only connect with God and one another, but also send them out to transform their own community by engaging the lost, making disciples, and showing compassion. Students will participate in worship, teaching, small group interaction, tangible experiences, games, fun, and community. Crave for MSM meets in the chapel on Sunday nights from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. - See more at: http://www.thecreek.org/students/#middle-school-ministry

    CRAVE is our High School Ministry (HSM) worship program. It’s a place where students can not only connect with God and one another, but also send them out to transform their own community by engaging the lost, making disciples, and showing compassion. Students will participate in worship, teaching, small group interaction, tangible experiences, games, fun, and community. Crave for HSM meets in the chapel on Sunday nights from 6:00p.m. – 7:30p.m.

    Midweek in HSM

    D-Groups

    High School Ministry (HSM) Discipleship Groups – Our Discipleship Groups are for any high school student who attends our HSM Crave and has a desire to grow in their faith by Pursing Jesus in Community. Each group consists of high school students who meet with other Same-Gender & Same-Age Level Students – along with 2-3 Adult Leaders.  D-Groups will pray together, study together, have fun together, and challenge and encourage one another as they pursue Jesus in community together.

    Middle School Ministry (MSM) Life Groups – Our Life Groups are for any middle school student who attends our MSM Crave and has a desire to grow in their faith by Pursing Jesus in Community.  Groups will meet weekly throughout the school year during Sunday night programming at the church.  Each group consists of middle school students who meet with other Same-Gender & Same-Age Level Students – along with 2-3 Adult Leaders.  Life Groups will pray together, study together, have fun together, and challenge and encourage one another as they pursue Jesus in community together. - See more at: http://www.thecreek.org/students/#middle-school-ministry

    Bible Study

    Every Thursday morning during the school year high school students gather to lead a bible study at The Creek starting at 6:45a.m. Breakfast and transportation to school provided!

    Calendar
    Missions & Service

    We want our students to be a part of a transforming community by showing compassion to the hurting, broken, and lost, while giving God all the glory – and we will strategically partner with other ministries and missions who do the same.

    Those service opportunities will be:

    • serving here at the Creek in various ministries
    • serving with ministry partners in the local Indy area
    • all-group and all-church collection initiatives
    • teaming up with strategic partners nationally and globally for short-term mission trips.

    Collection Initiative

    This winter we are collecting snacks that will be donated to students at IPS School 15 taking the ISTEP exam. The collection is January 8 through February 26, 2017.

    This winter we are collecting snacks that will be donated to students at IPS School 15 taking the ISTEP exam. The collection is January 8 through February 26, 2017. - See more at: http://www.thecreek.org/students/middleschoolministry/#middle-school-ministry

    Offering Initiative

    The offering for the 2016 - 2017 school year will go to Kottages 4 Kids. Kottages 4 Kids is an organization that partners with Kids Alive to build homes for orphans in Zambia. To learn more about Kottages 4 Kids, click here >>

    Service Projects

    Upcoming service projects:

    • Access Spring Carnival

    Past service projects:

    •   Baskets of Hope Collection - November 12-13
    •   Operation Bright Christmas - December 17

    Mission Trips

    This spring break, we will be partnering with great organizations here in Indianapolis such as: Horizon House, Restored Inc, IMPD, Shepherd Community, and more. We will also be taking in some fun around town at a Pacer's game, indoor rock climbing, and a church lock-in. Students will need to arrive at The Creek by 8am each morning, and will be dismissed each night to go home (except for the church lock-in night). A more detailed schedule will be available in February.

    CIY Move

    Move is an event for incoming 9th grade students - graduated seniors on the campus of Hope College. It's designed to amplify Christ's call on students' lives to become kingdom workers.

    Click here to register for CIY MOVE >>

     

    Here's a few pictures from our time at MOVE 2016 -

    Here are a few pictures from our time at MIX 2016 - - See more at: http://www.thecreek.org/students/middleschoolministry/#middle-school-ministry
    Student Internship Program

    The Student Ministry Internship Program exists to provide a training grounds for High School juniors and seniors to explore vocational ministry.

    We’re looking for students who:
    •    demonstrate consistency in their Christian lifestyle
    •    actively involved in Crave and d-group
    •    have identified a call on their life for ministry
    •    desire a mentoring relationship
    •    demonstrate an attitude of servant-hood.

    2016 - 2017 Application

    Please email completed applications to by August 28.

    Parent Resources

    Coming Soon!

    We are firm believers in the importance of retreat moments for students.

    We know how sacred and valuable they are for students who go away and connect with God and others. That being said, throughout the year students will have opportunities to go off campus and engage in retreat moments with the entire group.

    Click here to download the Summer 2017 calendar.

     

     

     

     

      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.

      Contact

      P: 317.862.6430
      F: 317.862.2185

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

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