Baskets of Hope 2017
Give hope this Thanksgiving holiday by providing some food to families with food insecurity. Each year, we collect totes filled with items to make a Thanksgiving meal and give them to people in our community. Volunteers fill, collect, and distribute these meal-filled totes to 1000 families. We are incredibly grateful to each volunteer.
October 28-29: Pick up your tote during the services.
November 11-12: Return and distribution of totes.
Interested in volunteering?
Go to the link below to sign up for a time slot that works for you.
"Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful." Colossians 4:2
Serve locally with GO! and our partners
Those who teach, coach, and encourage those who have been assisted through Generous Buckets.
Help people to learn more about their finances and have better information to have control over their money
Lifewise classes are here to help you answer life's questions.
Cooperative food ministry that helps member families from Franklin Township and Thomas Gregg Neighborhood School
We support the students at this near Eastside school through tutoring, a food ministry and annual events.
Electricians, contractors, plumbers, roofers, other skilled trades people to help families with home repairs.
After school for mentoring, recreation, and Bible-based lessons for Beech Grove students.
Inner city ministry that helps families break the cycle poverty
Gather, sort and distribute food donations to not-forprofits and disaster sites without cost to the recipients.
They have several initiatives that empower those in danger of being sold into trafficking to be self-supportive.
You can help to transform lives globally by volunteering to serve with them locally in Indianapolis.
Distributes medicines and supplies to equip the doctors, nurses, and missionaries in the field.
Other Local Serving Opportunities
ssist impoverished single parents
Near Eastside provider of services for the homeless to build more stable, secure lives.
Provides care to those experiencing pregnancy-related decisions and presenting biblical truth resulting in changed lives.
A Christ-centered program to help develop women who have been rescued from sex trafficking
Work to arrange housing, food and clothing, case management, as well as education, employment and health services for individuals and families starting out in their new lives.
In the event of a natural disaster we partner with IDES (International Disaster Emergency Services) to provide support and relief to devastated areas around the globe.
In January 2018, a group from The Creek is going to Sierra Leone to support The Bombali School for the Blind.
In February, a group from The Creek is going to India to support Central India Christian Mission.
We will visit our partner Rapha House to help them in their effort to rescue girls from Human Trafficking.
On March 18-30, a group from The Creek is going to Austria to support TCM.
In April, a group from The Creek is going to Dearborn, Michigan to support local churches.
In April, a group of adults from The Creek is going to Haiti to support Lifeline Christian Mission.
In June, a group of students and adults from The Creek is going to Zambia to support Kid's Alive.
On September 28-October 8, a group from The Creek is going to Nairobi, Kenya to support CMF/MOHI.
On October 14-21, a group from The Creek is going to Winslow, Arizona to support Lifeline Christian Mission.
We do not currently have a group from The Creek going to Cancun and Puerto Morelos to support local churches.
The Gathering is a church that was planted in Chalmette, Lousiana after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city in 2005.
CISP meets the academic needs of missionary kids, children of international businessmen and women and local Czech families as well by providing a biblical education in English.
Rescues women from trafficking and provides a pathway out of poverty through education, vocational training and business development.
Proclaims the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the Holy Land and its surrounding areas
CICM responds to the needs of people in India through evangelism, children's ministry, medical clinics, training, and disaster relief.
Lee ministers in six institutions on a weekly basis. All together there are 20 chaplains for 25,000 inmates in 32 institutions state-wide.
FAME impacts thousands of adults and children globally through better medical access and care.
One Mission Society was started 100 years ago and is supported by the gifts and prayers of churches, family and friends.
Josh and Katie have been serving with Restoration House Ministries and BridgePointe Christian Church in Providence, Rhode Island since 2012
Josh is planting churches through Stadia.
Kids Alive reaches out to vulnerable children where they are and works to meet their unique needs.
Lifeline is bringing hope to Haiti by building homes, distributing food and clothing, and providing medical support.
MOHI is transforming the urban slums of Kenya, restoring hope, purpose, and joy.
Rapha House rescues girls from human trafficking and gives them a new start.
Restoration House Ministries seeks to transform the spiritual landscape of New England.
Provides the highest quality Christian leadership education to Liberian Church leaders using the Scriptures.
A group from the Creek works with The Bombali School for the Blind and helps fit people for prosthetics.
TCM International Institute develops international disciple makers who will share the love of Jesus and His gospel with their own people for a lifetime.
This partnership with The Creek is very unique in that it allows us to pray for and learn more about the Islamic community.
Tony serves as the National Director of Campus Field Ministries in the Mid-South Region.
We partner with organizations that are based upon a model of community development and biblical discipleship. Initiatives and partnerships are targeted which empower people in hopes of creating sustainable methods to address their spiritual and physical needs. Opportunities to serve in local compassion initiatives and on short-term cross-cultural trips provide a catalyst for transforming the hearts, minds, and lives of Christ-followers. Our emphasis is on The Creek’s ability to develop lasting relationships with specific tribes, villages, and individuals.
Global Outreach (GO!) Core Beliefs
- God loves every person and seeks to redeem those who are separated from Him.
- God has commanded His followers to go into the entire world with a message of redemption; accompanied by acts of humility, compassion, and justice.
- God has a special affection for the “least of these” and bringing hope to those who have been marginalized by poverty, war, and prejudice.
GO! Ministry Philosophy
- Based upon a model of community development and biblical discipleship.
- Initiatives and partnerships are targeted which empower people in hopes of creating sustainable methods to address their spiritual and physical needs.
- Opportunities to serve in local compassion initiatives and on short-term cross-cultural trips provide a catalyst for transforming the hearts, minds, and lives of Christ-followers.
- Our emphasis is on The Creek’s ability to develop lasting relationships with specific tribes, villages, and individuals in partner areas.
GO! Support Standards
With a mind to being strategic, influential, and impacting in alignment with our core beliefs and philosophies we financially partner with missionaries and/or organizations on the basis of the following criteria:
- “Home-grown” missionaries from The Creek who are responding to God’s call to “Go” are given special consideration.
- Organizations employing unique, effective, wholistic ministry models in strategic areas are targeted for future partnerships.
- Opportunities for individual participation and/or short-term trips that foster long-term relationships are critical to our purposes.
- Theological/doctrinal congruency with the Christian Church (Restoration Movement) is essential for the sake of planting churches in effected communities.
Toxic Charity, by Bob Lupton
When Helping Hurts by Corbett and Fikkert
Serving with Eyes Wide Open, by David Livermore
How do I choose where to volunteer?
We think people serve best when they can use their talents, skills and previous experiences. If you want to become a regular volunteer locally or travel on a mission trip, the first step is to pray and ask God for direction as you consider the available opportunities. Think about what you are passionate about. Is there a cause you feel strongly about? Is there a place you feel drawn to? If you are traveling, do you need to travel during certain times of the year? Will you be traveling with children? Once you have prayed about it and have answered some questions, you can consider which serving opportunity is right for you.
How do I let someone know I am interested in volunteering?
On our GO! Local tab, there are links to websites or email addresses for each serving opportunity. You are free to contact that organization directly for questions and set up serving times. On our GO! Trips tab, the entire list of trips is available. Once you have determined which trip to join, you can fill out an online application.
What if I have questions about local organizations or mission trip?
If you have questions about our serving partners, feel free to contact us.
How will I know you recieved my trip application?
You will receive a confirmation from that the form has been submitted. If you do not recieve that confirmation, contact email@example.com
Who is selected for trips?
Some trips require a set of criteria for applicants, such as age requirements or types of skills. If there is such a requirement, it will be listed in the trip description. Preference will be given to Creek members. Each applicant will be contacted to talk about the trip and answer any questions.
If I fill out an application, am I committing to the trip? How will I know when I am officially a member of the team?
No, you are not committed by submitting your application. After initial contact, a team leader will contact you and confirm your commitment. You will be asked to give 10% donation to your trip and your first team meeting will be scheduled.
How can I afford to go on a trip?
You and the rest of your team will fundraise for support from others. We have found that many people don’t have the time or ability to go on a short-term mission trip but have the desire to be involved in some way. We ask, therefore, that every person going on a trip raise his/her funds by writing letters to friends and family sharing the goal of the trip and the financial requirements to make the trip happen. Each year, hundreds of trip-goers raise thousands of dollars as their supporters generously join in the adventure of short-term mission trips.
If I decide I cannot go on the trip at a later date, will I get my money back?
No. All funds raised are considered donations to The Creek. They cannot be refunded to the donor or the participant.
How can I donate to someone's trip?
Click on the link to managed missions and put the trip name and participant name in the notes section.
My passport will expire soon or I don't have a passport?
Apply now for a passport if you don’t have one! If your passport will expire within 6 months of your trip, you must renew your passport. Most countries do not accept travelers who have less than 6 months on their passport.
After you receive your new passport number, update your profile on managed missions with that information. You will also need to send a copy of your passport to firstname.lastname@example.org
As per new rules for international airline travel, we are required to obtain and send the expiration date of your passport for booking travel, so we will need that information as soon as possible. Additionally, if you have a non-U.S. passport, you are responsible for finding out if a visa is required for you to travel to a specific country.
Can I travel to another destination or stay longer at my destination?
For liability reasons and to promote team unity this is strongly discouraged. If there is a compelling reason, you must get prior approval from the Global Outreach Minister.