Men’s Prayer Breakfast on Saturday

In light of Ephesians 3:20-21, Creekstone men are invited to participate in a weekly prayer breakfast in the Creekstone office on Saturday mornings from 8:00-8:45 a.m. We primarily are going to be praying for goals that we’ve set as a church which are beyond what we can accomplish and above what we can attain. It’s…

It Doesn’t Have to Be That Way

Statistics tell us that, in the wake of the social media revolution, human loneliness has doubled from 20 percent to 40 percent.  Shane Hipps has experienced the effect, saying, “Electronic culture disembodies and separates us from those closest to us. Most of us are quite unaware of this phenomenon and, in fact, believe our technology…

Wonderful, Greater, Deeper, Broader

Wonderful grace of Jesus, Greater than all my sin; How shall my tongue describe it, Where shall its praise begin? Taking away my burden, Setting my spirit free; For the wonderful grace of Jesus reaches me. Wonderful the matchless grace of Jesus, Deeper than the mighty rolling sea; Wonderful grace, all sufficient for me, for…

Blown it Lately?

As you know, we all fail in many ways. Moral failure. Marital failure. Parental failure. Business failure. The list could go on and on. The question is not whether we will fail, but what we do with the failure? This is such a huge question that Matt Chandler, teaching pastor at the Village Church in…

The Blessing of Failure

I think I heard it from Jerry Bridges, who said, “God will not love you more because of your success, and will not love you any less because of your failure.” His love is perfect and complete. Steadfast. Unrelenting. That is what the cross says to those who repent and receive the gift of the…

Five Phases of Equipping Leaders

One of the most helpful things that I have learned about practical ministry from Randy Pope at Perimeter Church is his model of equipping leaders (which also applies to equipping children, folks at work, etc.). I’ve tweaked it a bit, using my own terminology, but here is a summary:  Tell, Show, Watch, Release, Evaluate &…