Like all other churches, Creator can’t function without the ministry teams who care for the church and its operations, as well as for fellow congregation members and community. Below you will find a list of the ministry teams that make up Creator and help to make our work both at home and in the community possible. You can use the list below to immediately jump to a specific team.
- Adult Education
- Altar Guild
- Children, Youth, & Family
- Church in Society
- Creator Cares
- Creator Foundation
- Invitation & Welcome
- Property Team
- Small Group Ministry
- Worship & Music Team
If you are interested in being involved with one of our ministry teams, please contact the church office at (253) 862-7700 or you can email us at email@example.com.
Learning is a life-long endeavor for all Christians. The Adult Education Committee is responsible for providing educational opportunities for adults, so people in our congregation and the community have opportunities to grow in their Christian faith.
You can find many Adult Education classes and groups to help you further your knowledge of and connection to God as well as to engage in fellowship with your fellow Creator members. You can find the current offering of Adult Education groups and classes by clicking here. We are always coming up with new offerings, so check back often.
Creator’s altar guild is a group of laypersons who prepare the sacramental elements for worship. We also maintain the ceremonial objects used in worship, such as paraments, vestments, candles, flowers, and seasonal decorations.
Children, Youth, & Family
As the Children, Youth and Family (CYF) Committee of Creator Lutheran Church, we work with the youth director, parents, lay workers, church leaders and others to enable children, young people, young adults and families to respond to the gospel of God’s love in Christ and live out their discipleship in worship and mission. We want to transform lives, churches and communities through and for children, young people and families.
There are many events at Creator going on that target our children, youth, or young adults, so please check the CYF Events Page to find out more about what is going on at Creator for our youth. Check back regularly as we are always coming up with more events.
Church in Society
The responsibility of the Mission Church & Society Committee is to direct the local benevolence funds of the congregation. Its purpose is to lead the congregation to discover what God is doing in our church, our community, and our world and to make an impact as a member of the Body of Christ.
The Mission of the Church in Society Team is to engage members in helping those who need support by distributing 6% of our Sunday offering to social agencies and other charitable causes in our communities. Additionally, the team encourages personal involvement by providing opportunities for our members such as participating in:
- Pierce County Hunger Walk
- Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity
- Adopt families who might not have Christmas without some support
- Back to school assistance
- Food drives and clothing drives
- Support local food banks and backpack programs
- Provide food and serving community dinners at nearby churches
The Church in Society team meets every third Wednesday of the month. We welcome new members at any time.
Creator Cares group supports our members who are experiencing life challenges. They support through prayer, personal connection, and distribution of Holy Communion. We believe that offering even simply offering our support, a kind word, a small visit, or a prayer is us working through God to both praise him and do his work in our community.
If you, a loved one, or anyone you know are in need of connection and interaction, please contact the church office.
The Foundation Fund supports and enhances the mission and ministry of Creator Lutheran Church both within the church and in the larger community. Donations to the Foundation Fund are administered in accordance with approved procedures and kept separate from all other funds of Creator Lutheran Church.
Three standing committees that do not have their own budget line items but do contribute to the ministry and function of Creator Lutheran Church: Personnel, Finance and Audit.
The Fellowship Team plans and provides events that give members opportunities to socialize, become better acquainted with each other, and nurture friendships and fellowship within the church.
The committee works with other church committees and groups within the congregation to plan events of a fellowship nature. Planning includes set-up and clean-up of the kitchen and any areas utilized in fellowship events. Maintaining and equipping the kitchen and making supplies available are also part of duties.
Please check our Adult Education & Fellowship Events page for opportunities to socialize and engage in fellowship with your Creator family.
Invitation & Welcome
The mission of the Invitation and Welcome Committee is to welcome visitors and invite new members into the life of Creator Lutheran Church. The committee focuses on ensuring that not only do guests receive a warm welcome to Creator, but that they are informed about what they can expect here at Creator as well as the services and opportunities that are available to them here. The Invitation and Welcome Committee believes that it is not just enough to welcome guests and new members, but to ensure that they know when they come here they have a safe and caring space in which they can strive to be closer to God.
We practice hospitality in the name of Jesus Christ to friends and strangers alike, striving to make personal connections with those who enter our spaces.
Mission: To manage the church facilities for the benefit of the congregation.
The Property Committee carries out the responsibility of assuring that all physical property, grounds and furnishings remain in good condition for the various church missions, services, and events. Work parties are held periodically to help spruce up the building and take care of small maintenance jobs.
If you would like to be involved in helping to maintain the church and its grounds or you have a special maintenance skill you’d like to offer the church, please contact the church office for more information.
Small Group Ministry
We have a number of small groups ministries that are supported by Creator Lutheran Church. These include at this time regular bible studies, Men’s and Women’s Groups.
The mission of Small Groups is to provide opportunities for believers to gather and share in fellowship, mutual interests, and learn about God’s promises through the study of scripture and devotional books. There are currently four full-time Bible studies and one seasonal group, each featuring solid attendance and lively discussion. For contact information call the church office at 253 862-7700.
- Women’s Bible Study: More information to come. See calendar or Bible study groups for details.
- Men’s Fellowship: Meets every Wednesday evening at a member’s house, from 7 to 9:00pm.
- Thursday Morning Bible Study: This group meets every Thursday morning at the Church. Currently on hiatus for the summer.
- Monday Evening Adult Bible Study: Meets the second and fourth Monday evening at 7:00 pm. Currently on hiatus for the summer.
Scripture teaches us to live out a generous response to God’s abundance in all that we have and with all that we are. The purpose of the church’s Stewardship Committee and the focus of its programs is to develop methods and means to call members into personal growth with capacity to give, serve, and care generously.
To some, Stewardship and Giving mean one thing: money. But it isn’t just tithes that we devote to God, it is also our time and our talent. Are you a good singer? Consider joining our choir. Are you confident in your technical skills? Maybe volunteer to help run the powerpoint or sound one Sunday a month. Maybe you just like to help make sure service runs smoothly? Consider volunteering to be an usher or communion assistant.
At Creator we come together to worship, grow and serve others by the power of the Holy Spirit for the glory of God. We are a called people, gathered, enlightened and set-apart to be made holy. What would our faith community look like if we responded fully to live for the glory of God? What does stewardship have to do with this invitation from God?
Stewardship is a joyful response to God’s call to live purposefully for Him by managing our time, talents and treasures for His glory. Our committee is a prayer-based and focused small group committed to living out stewardship in our own lives and encouraging our faith community as a whole to hear and respond eagerly to God’s call.
Gary Marsh, says it this way, “…offerings (tithes) are expressions of devotion to God and a means to support the work of the church and create pools of sufficiency for all.” In other words, Offering = Worship!
For more information or for volunteer opportunities, please contact the church office at 253 862-7700.
Worship & Music Team
The Worship and Music Committee work alongside the pastor and musicians to plan worship and to recruit and support volunteers for worship roles such as lector, sound and PowerPoint, communion serving and ushering. We work to enhance the worship seasonally and to connect our worship with our Lutheran beliefs and the biblical witness.
Music Ministry at Creator Lutheran encourages musicians of all abilities and ages to serve through their musical gifts, both during worship and in service to the larger community. Music allows for both verbal and non-verbal worship of an abundantly loving God. Musicians of all abilities are encouraged to participate in ensembles, choirs as well as offer special music (solos, duets, etc.). Opportunities for musical leadership during worship services abound and are fueled by the desire to serve the church community as well as local and global communities.
Worship at Creator is Bible focused in our words, music and teaching. Communion is available each week to remind all of God’s promises and nurture believers. Worship includes all ages with specific portions of worship directed at children for their faith growth. Worship is modern, yet maintains the Lutheran essence of theology and heritage.
There are lots of opportunity for serving the Lord through music, ushering, Altar Guild and more.