Yesterday, during the twice monthly phone discipleship meeting that Kristy and I have with our mentor, we discussed the meaning of faith. When we boiled it down, we discovered that faith essentially is a mechanism that receives—a conduit, or feeding tube, of sorts through which the riches of God's grace in the gospel flow to us who … Continue reading The Meaning of Faith
via xtranormal.com Funny video produced by some of my Creekstone comrades. Yes, much of this involves inside jokes. And yes, I love working with these guys!
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We've all seen YouTube videos that have gone viral. They get forwarded and forwarded and forwarded, until literally millions of people have seen the video. We are praying that the gospel goes viral in Dahlonega and Lumpkin County. One way that will happen is when people who have been deeply affected by the gospel begin … Continue reading When the Gospel Goes Viral
After further reflection, we think that there are actually four demographic groups at Creekstone through which we want to do community and mission. Due to our growing numbers, we thought it might be a good idea to create four K-Groups, rather than three. Here is what we are thinking. The Veritas K-Group – Young adults and marrieds … Continue reading K-Group Update (4 groups instead of 3)
Lesson2-3_foundations.pdf Download this file Thanks to Dr. Johnny Long for the Three Foundations graphic.
Creekstone has identified four informal demographic groups through which we plan to facilitate community and mission as we grow in grace together. We call them Koinonia (which is Greek for fellowship), or K-Groups. The Veritas K-Group – Young adults and marrieds w/out kids The Agape K-Group– Folks with pre-school-age children The Sola Gratia (grah'-tea-uh) K-Group– Folks with school … Continue reading Introducing Creekstone’s K-Groups
Since my 14 1/2 year old Jeep Grand Cherokee with 200,000+ miles finally gave out, I broke down (pardon the pun!) and bought a new truck today. Well, it is not exactly new—a 1999 Land Rover Discovery with 138,000 miles. I love this truck (in the "I really enjoy and can't wait to get 'er … Continue reading Cherishing the Imperfect
Schaeffer had his first full, non-scrimage football game on Saturday. He is #1. No, seriously, his jersey number is #1. But he did have a great game. Playing quarterback on many snaps, he had a beautiful pass completion (RARE in youth football), a touchdown saving tackle, and a 60 yard touchdown run (last week in … Continue reading Schaeffer’s First Football Game
See the full gallery on Posterous Photos by Brandon Zauche.
Here is the message from Creekstone's Grand Opening Sunday morning service today. A huge thanks to the many folks who volunteered in so many ways to make today possible. I am so grateful for our team! A special thanks to Brandon Zauche for serving as church photographer. His pictures of the service will be posted … Continue reading Objects of Mercy • Ephesians 2:1-10 (Audio & Handout)
Here are a few images of Creekstone in our local paper this week. Top: Creekstone ad Left: Ribbon cutting at the Creekstone office on the Historic Square Right: A gathering of the Young Professionals Group at the Chamber
via vimeo.com Check out this week's announcement video.This Sunday is Creekstone's official Sunday morning "Grand Opening" launch service. Hope you can join us! Of course, announcements are subject to change. For the latest, join us in person on Sunday or via our email updates and/or Facebook page.
Just a reminder that Creekstone's Youth Discipleship (for middle school through high school) begins tonight (Wed.) at the home of Rosie and Bruce Johnson. Parents are welcome to attend. For those who are unable to stay, drop-off is at 6:30 and pick-up is at 8:00. This is going to be a time filled with … Continue reading Youth Discipleship Begins Tonight
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Yesterday was Ann Ferris' first day of High School at CC. Last night we stayed up late hearing all about it. Sarah Wynn was so excited for Ann Ferris that she just had to get her picture with "Sissy" before she left for the day. See the full gallery on Posterous
Here is today's message for those in the nursery, those in the children's room, or those providentially hindered from attending. This is the final message is our three-part series preparing us for Creekstone's "Grand Opening" morning service next Sunday, Aug. 22nd. The message may also be downloaded from the Creekstone website's media page media page or the … Continue reading Ambassadors of Grace • 2 Corinthians 5:14-21 (audio & handout)
Matt Stephenson (aka, Dr. Pain) took me on a ride this morning to (I should say UP) Jake Mountain. My legs are pure spaghetti. The good news is that I survived. The bad news is that in a creek crossing I hit a submerged rock and flipped, landing flat on my face in the creek—with … Continue reading Mountain Biking at Jake Mountain
Creekstone Church is glad to announce the opening of our Art Gallery located in the church offices, 40-B Public Square South. The first exhibit will be Friday evening, Sept. 3, from 5:00-9:00 p.m., in conjunction with the "First Friday" concert series in Hancock Park, just off the square. We are honored to present the work … Continue reading The Creekstone Art Gallery’s First Exhibit- Patreece Banks Lewis / Fri., Sept. 3
Thanks to Kristy Caston, Tyler Harris, Matt Stephenson, Lauren Stephenson , Thomas Laramore, Caleb Martin, Katie Clark, and Kandi Ledford for helping make the Creekstone office a comfortable, cool and CLEAN place to hang out!
For those of you who were serving in the Creekstone nursery or were providentially hindered from being at the High School this morning, here is today's message— the second in a three-week series on Creekstone's core commitments leading up to our Sunday morning "Grand Opening" (Creekstone 2.0) on Aug. 22.
I hope that you were encouraged by the reminder this morning as we began our gathering that we do not invite God to join us, but that God invites us to join and enjoy Him. In Matthew 11:28, Jesus said, "Come unto me those of you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will … Continue reading God’s Weekly Invitation to Rest, Be Renewed and Rejoice
I'm in the Creekstone office tonight, and one of our team leaders, Jim Keane is in the next room laminating photos for our information kiosk tomorrow. He has been up here the past two Saturdays. But he is only a representation of the many folks giving a great deal of time and energy toward advancing the mission … Continue reading A Word of Thanks to Our Team