For our Schools

Serve our schools

The Creek continues to be For the 317 by supporting local schools within our community! Would you join us in prayer over our schools this summer and consider taking advantage of one of the many serving opportunities available? 

The Creek has been connecting volunteers to local partner organizations Thomas Gregg Neighborhood School (TGNS) and LifeBridge, for many years now. These organizations are doing some amazing things as they serve hundreds of students every year. We would love for you to join us in serving with them as a way to be For the 317.

Even if you're unable to serve within these organizations, there are so many ways you can support the local schools within our surrounding community. Read on to learn more and join us in praying for and connecting students and staff to Jesus.

Serve During the Day - Thomas Gregg Neighborhood School (TGNS)

TGNS is a longtime partner of The Creek that serves around 550 students from kindergarten through 5th grade. 

  • Classroom Champion – The to-do list of a teacher is never ending – but that’s where a classroom champion steps in! Support teachers in a variety of ways.
    • You will be connected with a teacher and their classroom.
    • Great opportunity to get to know many students and provide some specific supports for students/groups of students that are struggling.
    • Help students with lessons and/or projects.
    • Provide support for the teacher in variety of ways.
    • This is a great way to jump into serving at Thomas Gregg under the direction of a teacher.
    • This has quickly become the favorite way for volunteers to serve at Thomas Gregg.
  • One-on-One Mentor – A mentor has the opportunity to spend time individually with a student.
    • Get connected to a specific student through activities and games.
    • Help your student through classwork/lessons they are struggling with.
    • Those that have mentored have loved the opportunity to show Christ’s love and hope to their student at Thomas Gregg.
  • Special Event Volunteer Opportunities
    • All regular mentors at Thomas Gregg have the opportunity to volunteer at many activities/events throughout the school year.
    • Those who are unable to make a weekly commitment, this may be a great way to connect with serving at Thomas Gregg.
  • General Information
    • New mentors - begin serving starting the week of September 9.
    • Returning mentors – serving will start approximately mid-August. The final date is yet to be determined.
  • Upcoming Events
    • August 4 – Come meet Thomas Gregg staff and current mentors to learn more about this great opportunity!
    • New Mentor Training – If you sign up to be a mentor for the first time, please add this training to your calendar.
      • Sunday, September 8 at 12:30pm in South Room 3

Sign up to mentor at TGNS

    Serve After School – LifeBridge Community 

    This after-school program provides recreation and lessons in character development to Beech Grove children. It is a fun, safe environment, that is healthy and nurturing, so that each child can discover and use their God-given abilities and talents to live life with a sense of faith, purpose and a desire for positive accomplishment.

    • Through creative programming and caring relationships, this program empowers children and families physically, academically, emotionally and spiritually.
    • Meets Monday through Thursday during the school year, and each evening is tailored to a specific age group for children in grades K-12.
    • Many special events and field trips are also offered throughout the year.

        Praying for Local Schools

          As the 2024-2025 school year begins, we're committing it to God, anticipating that he will do amazing things! There are multiple ways to engage in praying over all school staff, teachers and students.

        Other Opportunities to Serve