It has been so incredibly cool to see people making new friends through Creekstone over the past months. However, when we begin to connect with special friends, it can become difficult to keep our eyes open for new folks. Nevertheless, I want us to be intentionally missional, okay? Be on the lookout for guests and … Continue reading Keep Your Eyes Open
Thanks to all of the dedicated (and hungry for Papa John's) Creekstone volunteers who showed up tonight to go over set up and band rehearsal for our first ever Sunday morning service— band folks, AV techies, greeter team peeps, set up crew, cafe' baristas, children's ministry, etc. Everyone was there ready to serve! Vols will arrive early on … Continue reading Volunteer Night Review and Pics
Hello Creekstone volunteer team! Tonight we are gathering at the High School (here is a map) to prepare for our very first morning service THIS SUNDAY. Here is the plan for tonight: Dinner at 6:00 in the caffeteria Move to the Performing Arts Center/Auditorium around 6:20ish for a mini-message from yours truly Pray Elijah Merrett, … Continue reading Tonight’s Plan at the High School
Get your car window sticker this Sunday. 🙂 Remember, we are moving time and location. Sunday MORNING at 10:30 a.m. at the Lumpkin County High School's Performing Arts Center. Hope to see you then!
Cousins from Mississippi came to stay with us over the weekend. What a great time! See the full gallery on Posterous
Tomorrow (Sunday) night's Creekstone message is going to be one of those "when the rubber hits the road" messages. Looking at Matthew 14:22-33, we are going to talk about what it means to live by faith rather than by fear. The reality is that we are faced with many reasons to fear. However, when we … Continue reading Tomorrow’s Message: Fear vs. Faith • Matt. 14:22-33
Thanks to Coach Tommy Jones and the coaching staff and players of Lumpkin County High School for a great football camp this week. It was hot and sweaty—just like football in July should be. After all, this is SEC country. If you can't take the heat, join the Big 10 or PAC 10. Bring on … Continue reading Schaeffer’s Football Camp Photos
Here are Elijah Merrett's handouts for the workshop he lead this past Saturday. He did a fantastic job. Thanks, Elijah! Ministry Workshop Notes.doc Download this file
Great Creekstone gathering last night. We counted at least 44 adults and kids who showed up at Moe's after the service. Here are a few pics. See the full gallery on Posterous
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Just a few pics from this morning's workshop. Thanks to Elijah Merrett for planning and leading. Great job! See the full gallery on Posterous
Ministry Workshop- Sat. AM, July 17 Creekstone's first Ministry Workshop is tomorrow morning, Saturday, July 17, at the church offices on the square from 9:00 a.m. until noon. Preview Service Dress Rehearsal- Thurs. PM, July 29 An AHOD (All Hands on Deck) "Preview Service Dress Rehearsal" for all ministry volunteers will be Thursday evening, July … Continue reading Important Creekstone Dates and Info.
My '96 Jeep Grand Cherokee finally broke the 200,000 mile barrier today. Our '03 Odyssey is not far behind. 🙂
This just in from my friend, Dave McCarty: The devil wants me self-confident, not Jesus-confident. We self-confidents don't live as though we need Jesus, so prayer is not central to our daily life: we don't ask, and we don't thank, about everything. We assume or we willfully do. Only we self-confidents have problems with idolatry. To have an idol, one has … Continue reading The Evil of Self-Confidence
Last weekend we took "Nini" hiking at Woody Gap on the AT. Here are a few pics of the journey and summit. See the full gallery on Posterous
Married? Thinking about getting married? Please read this book. Then, if you'd like, let's talk about it.
Here are the slides of our Keynote presentation during Creekstone's announcement tonight. Sundaylaunchintro.pdf Download this file
If you were not able to be present tonight, here is the audio of Creekstone's big announcement. 🙂
This past Monday and Tuesday I took the big two with me Panama City Beach, where I was to teach the large group meeting for the Campus Outreach Beach Project. We had a great time with the students, on the beach and at Shipwreck Island water park. Short trip. Great time. See the full gallery … Continue reading Panama City Beach
Hello everybody, After a great day meeting folks on the square last Sunday, we are back at the Parks and Rec Center tomorrow (Sunday) night at 6:00 p.m., when we have a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT to share about Creekstone's future. Hope to see you then!
This is the handout from last night's summer Bible study, entitled Keepin' It Real: A Summer Study in the Psalms. Last night we focused on Psalm 13.