Mark Driscoll has produced a number of vodcasts dealing with various issues in church leadership. One segment describes the different phases church plants go through as they grow. According to Driscoll, in order for the planter to be effective in leading the church through these transitions, he needs to know which game he is playing: … Continue reading Church Growing Pains: Know Which Game You are Playing
"It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery." ~ The Apostle Paul in Galatians 5:1 I have not preached in two weeks, which means I have had some extra time to read and reflect in ways and on subjects that … Continue reading Confessions of a Liberated Pastor
Creekstone's redesigned K-Group ministry (fellowship/home groups) launched last night. Here are some photos of the group that meets in our home and the home of Allison and Jesse Turk. See the full gallery on Posterous
This map of the seven wonders of the ancient world should include and eighth, and greatest wonder, which was located just outside of Jerusalem for just one day around 30 A.D. Though its scope is incomprehensible, seeking to gain greater understanding into its significance is at the heart of Paul's prayer in Ephesians 3: 16 I pray … Continue reading The Eighth and Greatest Wonder of the Ancient World
Some dear friends of ours, Connie and Jeff Pruitt, are in the process of adopting a 12-year-old boy from the Ukraine. His name is Vlad (above in the center of the photo wearing the blue M&M shirt). Some of you met him when he was living with the Pruitt's this summer. The above photo is … Continue reading Help Bring Vlad Home!