What are Small Groups?

     Creating small groups, outside of large group gatherings, helps to build discipleship and greater connection with the Body of Christ. Small groups lead to intimate discussion and deeper fellowship, as we get to know one another. As a church gets bigger, you must get small. Meeting in homes is a great way to do that!​

In Acts 2:42-47 it reads . . .

     "They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved." - Acts 2:42-47 


These were the practices of the early Christians, the people who had just devoted their lives to Jesus. As a new church they were committed to:

  • Spending time together, devoting themselves the apostles’ teaching in the study of the scriptures.

  • Fellowship, gathering together.

  • Breaking bread together, meeting in each other’s homes to share in communion.

  • Prayer

     We will be meeting in the Youth Room in specific groups that will allow our Youth to grow both in relationship with each other and our Lord Jesus Christ.  Look below to see who will be leading each group. If you would like more information, feel free to connect with us via text or email.

Text: YSG to 859-459-0411

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Middle School


Dawn Vela

     Dawn also serves as our Children's Minister.  She has many years of experience in Children's Ministry and enjoys seeing the gals grow in their faith. She is passionate about sharing the gospel with others!  She believes in bringing lessons to them in fun, interactive ways to keep them eager to learn more. 

​     Originally from New Orleans, LA, Dawn moved here with her family in 2014.  She has been married to Robert for over 26 years and has four children; Taylor, Victoria, Ashley and Austin.  Taylor is currently serving in the US Air Force with his wife Sara and their two children Hayden & Jocelyn.  When she is not working with the kids, Dawn loves drawing, painting, camping and especially, spending time with her family.

High School


Natasha Neely

     Natasha and her husband Brian recently moved to Cynthiana from Newark, Ohio. They’ve been married almost 9 years and have 3 children; Jak age 15 who lives in Ohio with him mom, Victoria age 8, and Eli age 6.

     She has helped serve at Storyside Church in Mansfield, Ohio for 9 years. Serving in the nursery, W.O.W. (Worship Our Way adult class for special needs) and hosted/ran small groups for step-moms. She also served at Lifechange Church in Newark for over a year before moving here. There she served at the connect center, café, and did scheduling in the nursery/kids area.

     She really feels called to Indian Creek and the youth here. God has changed and grown her so much in her walk with Him over the years. The world today, more than ever, is making it so difficult to follow Him. She feels we have an opportunity  with the youth to grow and build their confidence in their walk with the Lord. She really wants to be a light and positive leader to speak truth in their lives.

Middle School


Bradley Vaughn

High School


Robert Vela

     Robert began his role as our Youth Minister in August of 2019.  He has served as an Elder in two previous churches, developed and supported Men's Ministries, led adult, student and home Bible studies, and served on several ministry teams along the way.  Robert has a deep desire to see youth own their faith, worship and grow through discipleship.

     Originally from New Orleans, LA, Robert and his family found their way to Kentucky in May of 2014.  He has been married to his wife, Dawn, for over 25 years and has four children; Taylor, Victoria, Ashley and Austin.  Taylor is currently serving in the US Air Force with his wife Sara and their two children Hayden & Jocelyn.  When he is not working with the youth, Robert enjoys playing drums and bass guitar, cooking and camping with his family.



David Curd

     David has been a Deacon and youth sponsor for several years. He currently serves as one of our church Elders. David and his family started attending and serving ICCC in 2004. He is a native of Corbin, KY. He moved to Cynthiana when he met the love of his life Heather Eden Curd who is a native of Cynthiana. They have three amazing children: Sam (15), Ben (14) and Emma (9). Hobbies include camping, Boy Scouts, hunting, traveling and anything else outdoors.



Amanda Lienhardt

     Amanda is originally from Champaign, IL and a graduate of the University of Illinois @ Urbana- Champaign.  Since is married to Robbie, who is now Associate Minister at Indian Creek. Together they've lived in Colorado, Indiana, Illinois, and now Kentucky.  She grew up in church and put her trust in Christ at an early age.  In college she chose to be baptized by immersion as a public declaration of her faith.  Amanda and Robbie have been married for 13 years and have 3 kids, Zach (10), Charlotte (5), and Mary (3). 

     Being an active member in church her whole life, she has served in many different ministries from women's ministry to hospitality ministry to children's ministry to youth ministry.  At different times in her life, God has placed her in those ministries to love others, serve, learn, and grow.  She loves our youth and wants to see them own their faith, grow in it, and share it with others.  Our youth are at a pivotal point in their lives, and she wants to support them as they are preparing to go out into the world on their own, ready to share Christ's light to a world that so desperately needs it.