At Lost Creek "ministry" isn't left to the professionals! We feel the more people involved, the better. Ministry at Lost Creek simply means serving the Kingdom for God and making a Christian difference in the world. There are core events and activities that are consistent and ongoing, but many of our ministries spring up as the need arises. We try to move as quickly as possible from idea to implementation. So bring your idea! Share your calling!
The SHINE Zone (PreK - 5th Grade)
Our SHINE Zone Ministry, also known as the children's ministry, is Lost Creek's mission to form and strengthen our children's relationship with Christ so that they may grow into the next generation of Church and community leaders. Our goal in the SHINE Zone is to provide your child with an engaging and hands-on atmosphere to grow their love for Jesus while playing and having fun with children their age. As of 2022, we average around 15-20 children in the SHINE Zone on Sundays during worship. That's a considerable percentage of our overall weekly attendance!
Throughout the year our children's ministry puts on events geared towards simply having fun and outreach to the community. We host an annual Easter Egg Hunt at Oak Park, an End of School Party in May, Vacation Bible School in June, a Back to School Bash in August, Fall Fest in October, and numerous other events sprinkled throughout the year. During the school year (August-May) we offer Children's Sunday School during our normal Sunday School hour before worship.
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
We have combined forces with Stillwater First United Methodist Church and their Momentum Youth to provide an excellent and engaging opportunity for our kids in 6th-12th grade. The Youth Group meets on Sundays from 5:00-7:00 pm and on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Family Life Center at Stillwater FUMC. For more information on Momentum Youth, reach out to Janelda at email@example.com.
Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPs)
Lost Creek has the special privilege of hosting a local MOPs group as part of our ministries. Although the name has the word 'preschoolers' in it, it is open to all moms with kids of any ages! This group meets twice a month during the school year to hear guest speakers, do fun crafts and activities, and to discuss motherhood. Each meeting you will be treated to a free dinner and childcare will be provided. Click the link below to view the Lost Creek MOPs Facebook page to see when the next meetup is!
Adult Sunday School
Right now at the church there are three Sunday school groups that meet on Sundays. Sunday school classes offer a chance for all age groups and walks of life to converge and delve into lively theological discussions filled with diverse viewpoints. Our Adult Sunday school class missions are to study God's Word together, to offer encouragement, thoughtful discussion and ultimately to strengthen your walk with Jesus.
Course content covers a wide range of current topics and Bible Study lessons, with the class choosing the curriculum. Curriculum tends to change seasonally. Classes are an excellent chance to explore and to expand your knowledge of the Bible, both through the course curriculum and the insightful discussion offered through course members. If this will be your first time attending a Sunday School class you can find a church staff member or door greeter to guide you to the classroom of your choice. You can also contact the church office before Sunday for a detailed list of current classes to help guide your decision.
One of the staples of our ministries here at Lost Creek are the various Home Groups that we offer throughout the week. These are similar to traditional Bible studies but often take place at the leader's home or outside of the church. For more information on the current Home Groups we offer and how you can become involved in one please reach out to the church office.
Speeders is our "retired folk" ministry, but you do not need to be retired to join in on the fun! This group meets monthly for lunch at various area restaurants or for other fun activities. This group is also very active in volunteering for other church and community events. Check out the 'Calendar' tab to see when their next meeting will be.
Lost Creek Women's Group
The United Women of Faith of Lost Creek stay busy with a diverse range of missions. At their monthly meetings they plan and organize ministries while they enjoy fellowship with one another. The UWF constantly prepares meals for members in need and the community at large. They also serve luncheons and suppers for the community ministerial alliance and Lions Clubs. Most recently the women of Lost Creek have started serving dinner to the mothers and their children of MOPs, nourishing young bodies and tired mothers so everyone can enjoy their evening.
They craft, sew and quilt all year long to prepare for the Fall Bazaar and Annual Spring Quilt Auction, both events are large fundraisers for Lost Creek that support the mission trips Lost Creek takes part in. Along with fun social events, like the winter Gala, the women's group plans trips both local and large to allow fellowship and fun memories to make amongst Godly women. You can find out more by requesting to join the women's Facebook group by clicking on the button below.
Oak Park Retreat Center
Lost Creek is the proud owner of the Oak Park Retreat Center located in the heart of Perkins next to the elementary school. This 11-acre property is perfect for any retreat, conference, or a simple weekend getaway. Wayman Lodge has 20 sleeping rooms, a multi-purpose room with a 225-person capacity, a large meeting room, and an industrial kitchen. The property also holds Dickerson Conference Center, which boasts sound and lighting systems, a 300 person capacity, and a catering/serving kitchen. The park also has a small cottage and 7 full hook-up RV sites. For more information on Oak Park click the link below to go to the park's website or call the church office for more information.
Lost Creek Men's Group
The Men’s Group of Lost Creek is an informal organization of men ages 10 to 100 that provides the opportunity to fellowship together through acts of service and support for the church, members, missions, and community. They gather the last Sunday of each month at 8:00 a.m. for a fellowship breakfast and project discussions. The Men’s Group welcomes you to join us for a spiritual fulfillment of life through opportunities of fellowship, prayer, worship, and service. Follow the Facebook group to stay up-to-date with the Men's Group using the link below.