The Meaning of Faith

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…

Super Hero Church Planting

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!

The Creekstone Membership Process

For information on Creekstone’s membership process, go to our website, or just click on this link to go directly to the membership page.

When the Gospel Goes Viral

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…

K-Group Update (4 groups instead of 3)

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…

Introducing Creekstone’s K-Groups

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…

Cherishing the Imperfect

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…

Schaeffer’s First Football Game

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…

Objects of Mercy • Ephesians 2:1-10 (Audio & Handout)

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…