Images from Creekstone’s First Sunday Night Fellowship

Here is a sample of pics from Creekstone's first Sunday Night Fellowship. What a GREAT time! Thanks to everyone who was able to turn out. And yes, we are looking for more space—thanks for squeezing and being patient! By the way, if I had remembered to turn on the mic, we'd have audio teaching from … Continue reading Images from Creekstone’s First Sunday Night Fellowship

Creekstone’s Philosophy of Ministry, Part 5 (The Ripple Effect of the Gospel)

Creekstone's philosophy of ministry is relying recklessly on the fact that God's grace expressed through the cross of Jesus is propulsionary in nature, causing a ripple-effect when the Holy Spirit brings the gospel alive in the hearts of forgiven sinners. This diagram is a very basic depiction of what we hope will happen over the … Continue reading Creekstone’s Philosophy of Ministry, Part 5 (The Ripple Effect of the Gospel)

Creekstone’s Philosophy of Ministry, Pt. 4 (Organic Mission)

We will encourage all the folks in the church to see themselves as missionaries of grace, word and deed ambassadors of the gospel. With that missional mindset, we will emphasize what it means to be “salt and light” in the context of our organic, relational spheres of influence. As Marva Dawn says, “Being Church means … Continue reading Creekstone’s Philosophy of Ministry, Pt. 4 (Organic Mission)

Creekstone’s Philosophy of Ministry, Pt. 3 (Authentic Community)

We long for a grace-saturated atmosphere that communicates to people,“This is a safe place to be real. We are all broken, sinful people who desperately need Jesus.” As an implication of the gospel, we want to cultivate the kind of community that is defined by authenticity and vulnerability. We long for a grace-saturated atmosphere that … Continue reading Creekstone’s Philosophy of Ministry, Pt. 3 (Authentic Community)

The Assurance of Forgiveness/Grace “Before” the Confession of Sin

"I found it a beautifully powerful thing to be assured of grace BEFORE confession." Historic Christian liturgy tends to begin with a song of praise, then move to the confession of sin, an assurance of pardon, a song of thanksgiving, the sermon, communion, songs of response and a benediction. Today at East Lanier Community Church, … Continue reading The Assurance of Forgiveness/Grace “Before” the Confession of Sin