The Feedback We Need

Sally Smith is the CEO of the popular Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant chain. Earlier this year, she was asked, “What are some things you’ve learned about leading and managing people?” Her response is helpful: I’m always seeking feedback. My leadership team does a performance review on me each year for the board. It’s anonymous. They can…

Four Lies About Introverts

Today’s guest blogger is Amie Patrick, wife to Darrin Patrick, lead pastor of The Journey in St. Louis. She has been married for 20 years, has 4 children, ages 3 to 12, and has served in a variety of ministry roles. This post originally appeared on The Gospel Coalition. Here post focuses on lies of…

Pre-Service Prayer, Sundays from 9:30-10:00am

Charles Spurgeon, one of most well-known preachers in history, said that he believed one of the primary reasons why the ministry of their church had such an impact was the group who met to pray together on Sunday mornings. As they asked God, God provided and blessed in ways that they could not have imagined….

I’m Convinced

“I’m convinced…that this is when we begin to make our forward steps as Christians: When I know through experience that I can lay hold of Christ’s blood by faith to cover my sins this morning, and then to cover my sins this afternoon, even if they’re the same sins—when I know this, the preciousness of…

All That We Have

“We must always be accepted for Christ’s sake or we cannot be accepted at all. This is not only true of us only ‘when we believe,’ it is just as true after we have believed.  It will continue to be true as long as we live.  Our need for Jesus does not cease with our…

The Most Difficult Thing You May Ever Do

“Why is there so little advancement made [in living the Christian life]? First, there is a defect in our belief in the freeness of divine grace.  To exercise unshaken confidence in the doctrine of gratuitous pardon is one of the most difficult things in the world… Christians cannot but be lean and feeble when deprived…

Drawing Near

This Puritan prayer from The Valley of Vision enriched my soul today, enabling me to draw near to Jesus with fresh faith, hope and joy. I trust it will prove to be a means of grace for you as well. Thy understanding is unsearchable and infinite, Thy arm cannot be stayed, Thy agency extends through limitless…

Creekstone 101 • Feb. 27-28 (Register here!)

Register here for our next Creekstone 101! Creekstone 101 is a seminar designed to introduce folks to the mission, vision, history, philosophy of ministry and theology of Creekstone, as well as to describe the meaning of and pathway to membership. Although C-101 is a prerequisite to membership, participating does not obligate you to join.