Creekstone’s 2nd Anniversary of Sunday Morning Worship Gatherings!

I am super-excited about Creekstone's Sunday gathering tomorrow. It really is a special Sunday. Why? Because it is our second anniversary of Sunday morning worship gatherings! Our first was on Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010. What a privilege it has been to share God's grace with so many and to work with a team who is … Continue reading Creekstone’s 2nd Anniversary of Sunday Morning Worship Gatherings!

Rethinking Progress (Guest blogger, Tullian Tchividjian)

Today we are privileged to have a guest blogger with us, my friend, Tullian Tchividjian. You may find the original post here.  __________________________________________________________________________________ In his 2008 movie The Happening, writer, producer, and director M. Night Shyamalan unfolds a freaky plot about a mysterious, invisible toxin that causes anyone exposed to it to commit suicide. One of the … Continue reading Rethinking Progress (Guest blogger, Tullian Tchividjian)

Cultural Influence: Hardball vs. the Gospel

The right and left are playing "hardball." The gospel shows us a different way to play. Are you a Christian who wants to influence American culture? Read, Sinners in the Hands of an Angry Church: Finding a Better Way to Influence Our Culture (Chapter 2 has a few hermeneutical issues, but other than that, very helpful). For … Continue reading Cultural Influence: Hardball vs. the Gospel

Diagnostic Questions That Reveal My Functional Righteousness

Creekstone's summer youth coordinator, Jeff Leopard, came up with some great diagnostic questions to ask in order to determine the degree of present, functional gospel impact in my life. Since we either live out of self-righteous pride that needs to be right and look good or out of a genuine humility that has been freshly … Continue reading Diagnostic Questions That Reveal My Functional Righteousness

The Difference Between a Community Group and a Bible Study

Creekstone is launching our next, "new and improved" K-Groups in September. In order to help distinguish a K-Group (community/home group) from a Bible study, I am posting a resource from Northpoint Community Church in Atlanta. While we may not endorse every specific of this chart, it gets the point across. Ideas? Let me know below. … Continue reading The Difference Between a Community Group and a Bible Study